Ga. Man Pleads Guilty in Nail Shop Firebombing

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from a firebomb attack at a south Georgia nail shop.
 
U.S. Attorney's officials in the southern district of Georgia say 48-year-old Leon Dam pleaded guilty Thursday and faces a minimum 15-year prison sentence.
 
Authorities say a nail shop in Hazlehurst - about 100 miles west of Savannah - caught fire and was destroyed Dec. 7, 2010. Arson investigators say they found a ball-style trailer hitch, an alarm clock, matches wrapped in duct tape and a flammable material inside the gutted shop.
 
A surveillance system at a nearby business recorded Dam near the nail shop the night of the fire and investigators say he bought a quart of kerosene weeks before the blaze.
 
The motive behind the firebombing is unclear.

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