A man from Columbia, Mo., is going to federal prison for six and a half years for setting fires at University of Missouri’s main library and at Stephens College.
The penalty includes $600,000 in restitution.
At least seven fires were set in Ellis Library in September 2011. Computers and security cameras and windows were shattered with a pipe. Damage and cleanup was worth roughly $1.5 million.
Christopher Curtis Kelley, 27, also damaged the repository of Missouri State Historical Society housed in the same building.