2 Men Plead Guilty to Arsons at 3 Delaware Churches
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two Delaware men have pleaded guilty to arson charges after fires at three churches in the Felton area in December.
The Delaware State News reports that 27-year-old Alex Harrington Jr. of Frederica and 26-year-old Joseph Skochelak of Felton entered the pleas Monday in Kent County Superior Court. They pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree arson, second-degree conspiracy and third-degree burglary.
The case stems from three overnight fires on Dec. 2 at Healing Hands Christian Church, the Manship Chapel and the Laws Mennonite Church. The damage to all three churches is estimated at $86,000. No one was injured.
Harrington and Skochelak face up to 29 years in prison at sentencing on June 23.