EUREKA- The person responsible for setting a Eureka home on fire was convicted by a Humboldt County jury Thursday.
He is 24-year-old Devin Lee James Schmidt, who's been convicted of arson, a serious offense under the state penal code. The incident happened back in November of 2015 on Muncie Street. On that day, neighbors saw Schmidt fleeing the seen during the fire. Investigators also determined it to be arson and Schmidt's blood was found on a gas can outside the house.
His sentencing is scheduled for February 23 where he faces a maximum of 8 years in state prison.