She was also ordered to pay her insurance company $13,930 in restitution.

The 69 month sentence was at the top end of the sentencing range under Minnesota guidelines, said prosecutor Heidi Davies, chief assistant Clay County attorney.

On the third count, Andvik was sentenced to another four year prison term, which was suspended for the duration of up to 20 years of supervised probation.

Even after a jury found her guilty her of three counts of first degree arson, she wrote a letter to the ex lover she tried to pin the fires on, still claiming she didn't set them.

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"I don't understand why I did it," she added, noting she had been abusing prescription drugs for two years, since the death of her stillborn daughter.

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Andvik's parents and her husband, Matt Andvik, sat directly behind her in the courtroom and left the courthouse without speaking to reporters.

With credit for good time in custody, Andvik could be out after three years and 10 months and serve one year and 11 months on supervised release.

Judge Michael Kirk, calling it a "conundrum" to see someone with an otherwise clean criminal record now in so much trouble, sentenced Andvik, 34, to four years on the first arson count and five years and nine months on the second count, prison terms Canada Goose Discount Hybridge Jacket New Zealand that will be served at the same time.

"I didn't intend for things to go this far," she said in Clay County District Court, wearing an orange jail jumpsuit.

But when it came time Thursday for a judge to decide her fate, a sobbing Andvik took responsibility for the first time for the October fires that destroyed her barn and the farmhouse that also was home to her husband and two children.

´╗┐Andvik owns up to fires for first time

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In a victim impact statement read aloud by Davies, Matt Andvik wrote that he believes mental health issues were factors in his wife's decision making. He requested she be granted supervised visitation with their children after she completes treatment.

"Her husband and children are going to suffer for a long time because of what she did," Davies said.

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Davies said in court that Andvik's crimes involved a "high degree of planning and manipulation" and had a significant impact on her family.

Beam's letter was in response to a letter Andvik had sent him from jail two days after her conviction.

Andvik repeatedly shook her head in disagreement as Davies also read from a letter from Keith Beam, the hunting TV show producer Andvik tried to frame for the fires because, Davies said, she was upset with how he ended their affair.