PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A 66-year old grandmother from Standish, who admitted setting a string of arson fires in Southern Maine, was handed a four year prison sentence this morning.
Carol Field pleaded guilty last week to setting six fires, three in Cumberland County and three in York County.
The biggest fire caused major damage to the 200-year old Raymond Baptist Church. On Sunday church members attended services there for the first time since that fire last year.
They say the reopening of the church and the end of Field's case brings them closure. They say the sentence is a reflection of justice being served and forgiveness for Field.
Field's attorney says his client has had mental issues, but has not given a specific reason why she set the fires.
"I think we've got to leave it at that. I think anything I say would be more about speculation. We can all have our opinions as to why people do things, but i don't know if there is a definite answer out there", attorney J.P. DeGrinney said after the sentencing hearing.
With time already served and time off for good behavior field will spend about 2-years at the Windham Correctional Center.