A North Logan man has been ordered to undergo a 90-day diagnostic evaluation at Utah State Prison before sentencing on charges of setting his home afire and filing a false insurance claim.
Alan J. Turner, 42, pleaded guilty last month to charges of aggravated arson, a first-degree felony, and filing a fraudulent insurance claim, a second-degree felony.In exchange, prosecutors dropped bad-check charges.
During a hearing Friday, 1st District Judge Gordon Low also ordered Turner's wife, LaRue Carver Turner, 39, to serve 36 months probation for filing a fraudulent insurance claim.
Aggravated arson charges against her were dismissed earlier in a plea bargain arrangement.
Defense attorney Robert Gutke said Turner was undergoing counseling and asked that he be allowed to serve in the Cache County Jail on work-release so he could continue to operate his satellite business.
During a preliminary hearing in December, officials from the state fire marshal's office testified that gasoline was used as an accelerant in the Oct. 5 fire.