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04/28/2015 14:39 EDT | Updated 06/28/2015 01:12 EDT

NewsAlert:Men sentenced for murdering homeless man set on fire in bus shelter

KENTVILLE, N.S. - Two Nova Scotia men have been sentenced to life in prison for murder after they set a man on fire as he slept inside a bus shelter.A judge ordered Daniel Wayne Surette to serve 20 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole, while Kyle David James Fredericks will be able to apply for parole after serving 18 years.The two pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Harley Lawrence, a 62-year-old man who was homeless.An agreed statement of facts says Surette bought $10 worth of gasoline while Fredericks pumped it into a plastic jug on Oct. 23, 2013, in Berwick, a community about 120 kilometres northwest of Halifax.The statement of facts says Surette poured the gas on Lawrence and either he or Fredericks had set him on fire with a lighter.The document says Surette later told an undercover police officer that he and Fredericks thought Lawrence was a police informant watching them deal drugs.More Coming.