Fort Worth Arsonist Gets 40 Years After Cursing Judge at Start of Trial

A Fort Worth man who told a Tarrant County judge to "go [expletive] yourself" has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for setting fire to a home where he thought his estranged wife was staying.Samson Moses Billiot, 44, was convicted last week of arson to a habitation, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. He also was charged with a second count of arson, seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of assault — family violence, one count of making a terroristic threat and a parole violation.Billiot was arrested in August by police and U.S. marshals hours after authorities said they were looking for him and said he was "armed and dangerous."Authorities said he set fire to a south Fort Worth home, in the 2500 block of West Waggoman Street, on Aug. 11. He believed his recently estranged wife was staying there, they said.  Continue reading...

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