Serial arsonist sentenced to 10 years

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Pensacola serial arsonist who lit a string of fires over two years has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that David McIntyre, 38, was sentenced Tuesday after facing two counts each of first and second degree arson.

Authorities say McIntyre set four fires between June 2013 and November 2015. McIntyre set fire to a bar and a uniform shop after being fired from the businesses, as well as a third business following a dispute with the owner. He also set fire to a home, because he believed the people squatting there were speaking about him to other community members.

A doctor testified Tuesday that McIntyre had chronic mental health issues.