If it was not for Jesus, Dusty Murphy said he would not be alive today.
The 28-year-old Crittenden man was one of four teens arrested in late 1998 for arson at several Grant County churches.
A five-year prison term and a newfound commitment to God has led to a transformation in Murphy’s life.
“Life as a drug-addicted, alcoholic Satanist was one that was devoid of all hope,” he said. “Every dream was shattered at some point, and I had no reason to exist. Now, I have a family, hopes, dreams and in short, a life.”