Suspect Pleads Guilty; Churches Forgive Him

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A guilty plea today in a Pitt County courtroom today from the suspect in the Greenville church arsons.

Seth Price appeared in court this morning and made the plea. He was sentenced to a prison term of between 10 and 12 years. He was also ordered to pay restitution and received psychiatric counseling.

In court today both churches forgave him.

Price told the court there was no excuse for what he did. "I can't ask for leniency because I can't forgive myself. I am truly sorry for what I've done."

Price confessed to setting fires at two churches on January 13th. Memorial Baptist Church received extensive damage in the fire, and still have not been able to return to their sanctuary. Unity Freewill wasn't damaged as much and they were able to hold services shortly after their fire.

Price also admitted he set a house fire in Willow Run on May 20th.

Price has been in jail since May and in court several times prior to today.

Stay with WITN News and for more on this developing story.