1 teen pleads guilty, expects 2 years juvenile detention in burning of Fla. womanBy AP
Friday, January 15, 2010
1 teen pleads guilty in Fla. woman’s burning
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Florida teen has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an alleged plot with an 11-year-old girl to kill the girl’s mother by setting her bedroom on fire.
Jack Ault pleaded guilty to five charges in juvenile court Friday. The 15-year-old’s mother said he will likely be sentenced Jan. 25 to a juvenile program that includes two years of detention. Ault could have faced life in prison if prosecuted as an adult.
Police say Ault and Samantha Broadhead poured gasoline around Nancy Broadhead’s bed and set it on fire Dec. 29. Nancy Broadhead was burned and is recovering.
Samantha Broadhead is also being prosecuted as a juvenile and still faces trial.
Nancy Broadhead’s attorney says she supports Ault’s two-year sentence.