Olathe Man Re-Sentenced For Shooting At First Responders

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe man was sentenced for the second time for setting a fire and then shooting at first responders who responded.

63-year-old William Outhet Jr. was sentenced Thursday to nearly 14 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say he set his house on fire in February 2013 and fired at firefighters and police officers when they arrived.

No responders were injured and firefighters rescued Outhet after they found him unconscious in the home with a shotgun across his chest.

Outhet was sentenced in 2014 to 15 years and four months in prison. The Kansas Court of Appeals vacated his arson conviction and ordered resentencing for the attempted murder charge.

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