Cleveland man sentenced to 35 years in city's deadliest arson

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 5:49 PM

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland man convicted of setting a fire that killed nine people, including eight children, in the deadliest arson in the city's history was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Friday.

Antun Lewis used gasoline to set the May 2005 blaze that killed a woman and eight children attending a birthday sleepover, prosecutors said.

(Reporting by Kim Palmer; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Will Dunham)