2015-04-30 / Front Page

Chenot gets 25 years for arson, threat

Kimberly ChenotKimberly ChenotThursday, April 30, 2015 - 4 p.m. - Kimberly Chenot, who was convicted in February of setting a fire that destroyed a Midpines home last summer, today was sentenced to more than 25 years in state prison. 

Deputy District Attorney Devan Portillo, who prosecuted the case, said Judge F. Dana Walton noted the severity of the sentence as he handed it down.

Walton said he hoped that the case's conclusion would "lead to some kind of healing" between two factions in the local Native American community connected to Chenot and Lisa Coats, whose home was razed in the blaze, Portillo said. 

With time off for good behavior, Chenot will likely serve at least 20 years, Portillo said today.

Read more about the case's conclusion in the Thursday, May 7 MARIPOSA GAZETTE.

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