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St. Landry church arsonist's federal sentencing rescheduled

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 11:54:31-04

The St. Landry church arsonist's federal sentencing has been rescheduled.

Back in February, Holden Matthews pleaded guilty to four of the six charges against him in federal court: one count using fire to commit a felony and three counts intentional damage to religious property. The latter charges are what is known as the Church Arson Prevention Act.

Matthews, 20, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a statutory maximum sentence of 70 years in prison.

In February, his sentencing date was set for May 22. Last week, the court rescheduled the sentencing for July 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

He also pleaded guilty to state charges and will be sentenced on those counts as well, but he's in federal custody right now.