August 10, 2007
GREENVILLE, S.C.---An arsonist who killed six in a hotel fire will not be executed. A Greenville judge said this morning he would sentence Eric Hans to life in prison for the 2004 fire set at a Greenville Comfort Inn.
The judge's decision was made when the jury in the case couldn't reach a decision on whether Hans should get the death penalty.
One of the victims was a North Augusta woman, 19-year-old Alison Barfield.