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Richard Hanlon, 52, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree arson Richard Hanlon, 52, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree arson

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - The former owner of Paddy's sports bar in northern Idaho who torched the pub of his competitor to boost his own business will spend at least two years in prison.

Richard Hanlon, 52, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree arson in the fire at Capone's as part of a plea agreement in 1st District Court.

Judge Fred Gibler ordered a sentence of 13 years in prison for Hanlon, who will be eligible for parole after two, during a hearing on Thursday.

Attorney Jim Siebe says he will now work on negotiations between Hanlon, his client, and the couple who lost their pub in the fire for restitution in the case.

Tom and Teresa Capone received $927,000 from their insurance company to rebuild the business and are seeking another $74,000 in personal items.

Hanlon was arrested in September 2007 and police said burns on his ankles and legs were evidence of injury in the July, 2007 arson. A surveillance video shows a person, who police say is Hanlon, running from the burning building with his legs on fire.

He said they were burns he got changing fry oil.

Police also say a running shoe was left behind which provided them with DNA evidence linking Hanlon to the fire.

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