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Pa. man, 19, gets prison for car fire in garage

October 7, 2013
Associated Press

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A south-central Pennsylvania man will spend six to 12 years in prison for setting fire to a car in the garage next to his cousin's home, while she and her family slept.

The Lancaster Sunday News ( ) reports 19-year-old Vito Futano IV was sentenced Friday by a Lancaster County judge. He was convicted by a jury in August in the April 16 fire in Marietta.

Authorities say Futano was upset over a family debt, and that a female cousin of his lived in the home which was "inches" away from the garage.

Police say everyone escaped safely because the family's dog barked alerting them to the early-morning fire, and one of the residents was able to push the burning car away from the home.


Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era ,



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