§61-3-2. Burning, etc., of other buildings or structures; second
degree arson; penalty.
Any person who willfully and maliciously sets fire to or
burns, or who causes to be burned, or who aids, counsels, procures,
persuades, incites, entices or solicits any person to burn, any
building or structure of any class or character, whether the
property of himself or herself or of another, not included or
prescribed in the preceding section, shall be guilty of arson in
the second degree and, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to the
penitentiary for a definite term of imprisonment which is not less
than one nor more than ten years. A person imprisoned pursuant to
this section is not eligible for parole prior to having served a
minimum of one year of his or her sentence or the minimum period
required by the provisions of section thirteen, article twelve,
chapter sixty-two of this code, whichever is greater.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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