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Burwell found not guilty

Abbeville- Patrick Burwell's Ashburn house was burned and spray-painted with racial slurs in June 2003.

He said it was a hate crime, but authorities said he hired someone to vandalize and torch the house. Two months later Burwell escaped from jail.

Wednesday night a jury found him not guilty of arson and theft by deception, but returned a guilty verdict on the escape charge. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Posted at 5:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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