|Man gets 45 years for killing father|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
NEW PORT RICHEY — A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his father and setting his house on fire.
As part of a deal with Pasco County prosecutors, 25-year-old Baron Vercruysse pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and arson. He previously faced a first-degree murder charge and possible death sentence.
Firefighters responded to the burning Holiday home on New Year’s Eve 2012. Inside, they found the body of 52-year-old Rene Dominique Vercruysse.
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