On Friday, Ashton Moores was found guilty of raping and murdering a Bangor woman,
and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. But many wonder why he was not in
prison when he committed the crimes; Moores was convicted of arson in 1966, 1972,
1981 and 1993. In one of the fires Moores set, a man died. Should arson carry with it a
minimum sentence? How long should it be? Should arson be considered as serious as
manslaughter, even if no one is injured in the crime?