WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- A convicted killer has been sentenced to life in prison one day after he was found guilty of setting the fire that killed three brothers in Luzerne County.
A judge sentenced Preston Bonnett Wednesday morning to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the deaths of Eric Dupree, 16, Devon Major, 12, and Ezekiel Major, 7.
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The children's mother, Sandra Major, sobbed as she left the courthouse after the guilty verdict on second-degree murder and arson.
Bonnett set fire to the family's home in Laflin in October of 2017 while the three boys were inside.