Man sentenced to life in prison in housemate’s fiery death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who admitted in a letter to a white supremacist organization that he fatally set his housemate on fire has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Daily News Journal reports 53-year-old John Daniel Carothers pleaded guilty to murder Monday in Murfreesboro.

Carothers was accused of pouring lighter fluid on 40-year-old Robert Miller and setting him ablaze while he slept in March 2018. The two were housemates at a Veterans’ Affairs assisted living home for people with intellectual disabilities. Miller later died at a hospital.

In September , jail workers intercepted a letter addressed to the American Institute of Theology in which Carothers admitted to the killing.

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On Monday in court, Carothers said he was off his medicine and sorry for what happened. He will be eligible for parole.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com

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