Hans Missal, 51, admitted to dousing his Orlando home with gasoline last March. Missal also duct-taped the doors shut and ran a hose from the house to a car tailpipe while his wife, son and daughter slept before he attempted to set the structure on fire.
Tuesday, Missal said he was following God’s orders.
Missal compared himself to the Bible’s Abraham, who was commanded by God to sacrifice his own son, and said he received a message from God to kill his entire family, Local 6 News reported.
“God had a plan for my family, I had no idea what that plan was,” Missal said. “I trusted God and God was faithful to the end.”