INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of five people charged in a deadly house explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.
According to WXIN-TV, Gary Thompson pleaded guilty Friday morning to one count of conspiracy to commit arson.
Prosecutors announced Tuesday that the 45-year-old man had reached a plea agreement sentencing him to 30 years in prison with 10 years suspended.
Thompson initially faced a September trial on two counts of murder and other charges in the November 2012 natural gas explosion that killed two next-door neighbors.
Prosecutors say five people were involved in a plot to destroy the house to claim insurance money.
Two others have been convicted, a third reached a plea deal and another faces a November trial.