EDMONTON - A former soldier who set fire to his ex-girlfriend's home the same day she got a restraining order against him has been given a conditional sentence.

Craig Tullis, who is 29, appeared in court in Edmonton on Friday and pleaded guilty to break and enter, with intent to commit arson.

The fire destroyed the home of Edmonton police Const. Stacy Miskolczi on Feb. 12, 2011.

Court heard Tullis broke in, let the dogs out and set fire to a mattress and comforter, then turned himself in.

Both the Crown and defence agreed that Tullis was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from serving in Afghanistan.

The judge sentenced Tullis to a 15-month conditional sentence, to be served in rural Manitoba where Tullis' parents live, followed by two years of probation.