A man who burned down his ex-girlfriend's League City home and set fire to another person's vehicle the same day was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.

Texas City resident Joseph Dvon Depina Correia, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of arson.

Correia had broken up with his girlfriend days before dousing the woman's home with gasoline and setting it on fire in January 2015, Assistant District Attorney Candice Freeman said.

Correia had moved his possessions out of the home before setting it on fire, according to an arrest affidavit.

The fire destroyed the home in the 1200 bock of Second Street in League City, which has since been bulldozed, Freeman said. No one was inside the house when Correia started the fire, Freeman said.

On the same day, Correia set fire to a person's vehicle in Santa Fe after an argument, Freeman said.

The punishment does not include a required amount of years before Correia is eligible for parole.

Jyll Rekoff represented Correia in the 212th District Court, Judge Patricia Grady presiding.

Contact reporter Chacour Koop at 409-683-5241 or chacour.koop@galvnews.com

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