Ex-cop sentenced to prison for torching supervisor's home

AP News
Posted: Sep 07, 2017 12:09 PM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former New Jersey police officer to 20 years in prison for firebombing his supervisor's home.

Under terms of a plea agreement, 40-year-old Michael Dotro must serve 17 years before he'll become eligible for parole.

Dotro did not speak during Thursday's sentencing.

The judge said "his time as a police officer was a complete fraud."

He previously pleaded guilty to attempted murder and arson. He admitted setting fire to Edison police Capt. Mark Anderko's home in Monroe Township in May 2013. Anderko's wife, two children and mother were in the house at the time, but weren't injured.

Authorities have said Dotro was angry about a recent transfer and a forced psychological evaluation.