Deadly Arson Wildfire

January 28, 2013 - 4:31 PM
Rickie Lee Fowler sits in a courtroom before being sentenced Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in San Bernardino, Calif. Fowler, 31, was sentenced to death Monday by Superior Court Judge Michael Smith for murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a Southern California wildfire in 2003. He was convicted in August 2012 of five counts of first-degree murder and two counts of arson. The Old Fire scorched 91,000 acres in October 2003 and destroyed 1,000 buildings while burning for nine days in the foothills above San Bernardino. The men died after their homes burned or as they tried to evacuate. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Stan Lim) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT