Woman to be sentenced for 2 Eastern Shore arsons

ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) – A woman accused of participating in an Eastern Shore arson spree is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on charges stemming from two of the fires.

A jury convicted 41-year-old Tonya Bundick in August of setting a fire March 3, 2013, in Accomack County. In January, Bundick entered an Alford plea to arson and conspiracy stemming from an April 2013 fire in Melfa.

Thursday’s sentencing will be held in Accomack County Circuit Court.

Bundick faces more than 60 additional arson counts. A judge ruled in April that she can have separate trials on each charge.

Co-defendant Charles R. Smith has pleaded guilty to 67 arson counts and a conspiracy charge. He is awaiting sentencing.

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