East Texas church burnings

by admin on January 13, 2011

in Tyler Businesses

It has been almost a year since the multiple churches burning all around East Texas. Two young men were charged for the horrible burning. Jason Borque is only 20 years old and has been sentenced for a life sentence for the burnings of Fellowship of Prairie Creek Church, Tyland Baptist Church, First Church of Christ Scientist, Dover Baptist Church, and Clear Spring Missionary. On top of the five life sentences Borque will also be serving two 20 year sentences for attempting to burn down two other churches in East Texas. Daniel McAllister was also at fault in many of the burnings. McAllister will serve two life sentences for the burnings of Clear Spring Missionary Church and Dover Baptist. He will also serve two 20 year sentences for attempting to burn down two other churches. Both of the men will be eligible parole. Jason Borque will be up for parole in 20 years, and McAllister will be up for parole in 15 years. Daniel McAllister was much more willing to talk to the police about the burnings and Borque was not willing to cooperate in any way. A year ago many church members mourned as they saw their church buildings turn into ashes. Thankfully no one was hurt or killed in the burnings. Many people think that the young men serving life sentences were too harsh of a punishment, and they were in shock of the judge’s sentence. The crimes were horrible and deserved a serious punishment. Many of the church members and pastors went to the hearing for the young men. Pastors expressed their forgiveness towards both Borque and McAllister. The trials came to a close as the men were led out of the courtroom in handcuffs but the crimes of these young men will not be forgotten to many people in East Texas.

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