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LeBeau Mansion's history ends with arson sentences

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Mansion's remains after fire (Source: NOLA.com) Mansion's remains after fire (Source: NOLA.com)
CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) -

The seven men arrested within hours after the LeBeau Mansion in Old Arabi burned to the ground have now pleaded guilty to arson or trespassing charges and have been sentenced, with four receiving prison terms.

The fire was started on November, 22, 2013. The seven men, ages 17 to 31, said they had been smoking marijuana and drinking and wanted to summon ghosts from a legend about the house, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

Dusten Davenport, who was 31 when arrested; Joshua Brisco, who was 20; Jerry Hamblen, who was 17; and Joseph Landin, who was 20, all pleaded guilty to simple arson before state District Judge Jacques Sanborn. All but Landin were sentenced to 11 years in prison, with five years of the term suspended, and with credit for time served in St. Bernard Parish Prison since their arrests.

Landin was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with five suspended, and with credit for time already served.

All four will be on active probation for five years after the sentences are served.

Kevin Barbe, who was 20 when; Bryon Meek, who was 29; and Joshua Allen, who was 21, all pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing.

Barbe, the only one of the seven who had made bond and was released from jail in January, was sentenced to six months in Parish Prison with all but 50 days of the sentenced suspended, a period he had served before his release on bond.

Meek and Allen were sentenced to six months in Parish Prison, with credit for time served. Allen has been released while Meek was sent to Texas authorities on a probation hold.

No one was injured in the blaze, which could be seen for miles and also damaged a vacant building on a nearby street because of burning embers.

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