Thursday, November 02, 2017
Appeals court rejects Joplin Islamic Center/Planned Parenthood arsonist's request for shorter sentence
While Stout voluntarily pleaded guilty, he was not pleased with his sentence of five years and three months in prison or the requirement that he make $701,971.55 in restitution.
In an unpublished opinion, the appellate panel said it did not find the sentence or the restitution to be unreasonable.
Stout admitted to committing the August 6, 2012 burning of the Joplin Islamic Center and the October 4, 2013 fire at the Joplin Planned Parenthood office.
Stout was also sentenced to 12 months on a count of denying access to a clinic. That sentenced will be served concurrently with his other sentence. After his release, he will be placed on supervised probation for three years.