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Firefighter Jason Hensley

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Judge David Phillips from Gaston County listens as attorneys address the court.

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Farrell Duplain, safety officer for Triple Community Fire Department, spoke to the court before sentencing Tuesday.

While the case has been continued, Duplain spoke through tears, saying that Hensley’s mother died.

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Firefighter Jason Hensley's family and friends were emotional as the facts of the case were read in court Tuesday.

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Jason Hensley's gear still sits inside his locker at Triple Community Fire Department as a memorial.

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