Steven Ray Holloway entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree murder for setting a house fire that killed his wife and stepson in Jackson County.

Court documents show he was sentenced to 30 years on each count to run consecutively for a total of 60 years in the Arkansas Department Of Corrections.

Holloway set fire to his home, killing 60-year-old Catherine Ann Holloway and 43-year-old Keith Dewayne Woolbright. Holloway admitted to investigators he deliberately set fire to the home, knowing that his wife and stepson were inside asleep.

According to a media release from the Arkansas State Police, on July 29th around 8:30 fire crews responded to a house fire on Hwy 37 in Beedeville, just south of Newport.

After a local fire department put out the fire, the bodies of a female and male were discovered by authorities.

The two people were later identified as 60-year-old Kathy Holloway and 43-year-old Keith Dewayne Woolbright. It was reported that they both lived at the home.