UPDATE: Tonya Bundick found guilty of arson, jury recommends three years, six months

UPDATE: Tonya Bundick has been found guilty of arson. The jury recommends a sentence of 3 years and 6 months in prison plus a $10,000 fine for convicted arsonist Tonya Bundick. 

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) – The case against Eastern Shore arson suspect Tonya Bundick is now in the hands of 12 jurors.

Following the conclusion of two days of testimony, the case was sent to the jury around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

They will begin deliberations this afternoon after a break for lunch.

The day started with testimony from two additional defense witnesses.

The first was William Ashbrook, a convicted felon currently in jail who shared a cell with Charlie Smith for 7 months.

Smith is Bundick’s former fiancée and has confessed to setting dozens of fires on the Eastern Shore.

He is still awaiting sentencing.

Ashbrook testified that while locked up together, Smith told him he took reflectors off a bicycle belonging to Bundick’s son and rode that to and from fire scenes.

He also said that Smith told him he was impotent, but that setting fires excited him and allowed him to perform sexually.

Bundick also took the stand, testifying that while she still cared for Smith, she no longer loves him.

NewsChannel 3’s Todd Corillo is in the courtroom awaiting the verdict from the jury.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates on this developing story.

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