We've been following the sad tale of Nancy Lee Ellis, the woman who allegedly torched the car of a love rival in a late night drunken rage.
A few drinks can do a lot of damage. The fire spread to the carport, and then to the attached duplex where people were sleeping. Only by the grace of the Surfing Madonna (still a glimmer in Mark Patterson's eye) was nobody killed.
So arson of an inhabited dwelling is obviously a pretty serious crime. Nancy faced a serious risk of spending the rest of her life in prison.
But the Surfing Madonna smiled on Nancy once again. We're happy to report that she's reached a plea agreement where she'll get a two year sentence. She's already done one year in jail. With good time credits and California's prison overcrowding, she should be out in less than a year.