LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A Jefferson County judge sentenced a man to prison today for setting a barn on fire and killing animals in 2018.

(credit: West Metro Fire)

Earnest Maynes will spend 25 years behind bars for setting a barn near 4th and Sheridan on fire in May 2018. Seven horses and a dog died in the fire. It was one of eight fires that were set that same day in the same area.

Earnest Maynes (credit: Lakewood Police)

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Because of prior felonies, Maynes was facing up to 34 years with no chance of parole.

Ben Warwick


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