Man gets 8 years in prison for church arson

February 23, 2011 : Daniel Lynn Parton pleaded guilty to second-degree arson in the burning of the historic Cedar Grove AME Church.  He also pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary.

The judge sentenced Daniel Lynn Parton  to eight years on all counts, with the sentences to be served concurrently.  Parton offered no apology.