Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CRIME-Arson

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CRIME-Arson

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DAUPHIN, Man. - Two brothers convicted of an arson in Dauphin, Manitoba that severely burned a teenager and injured a woman have each been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Sean and Seamus Nepinak were sentenced yesterday for the August 2013 blaze that also left seven people homeless.

The Crown had been seeking 22-year sentences while the defence had asked for provincial jail terms of less than two years.

The court heard the brothers had a falling out with someone who lived in the home.

They broke in and set fire to materials in a cabinet near the front door that quickly spread to the entire home.

Clarence Houle, who is now 21, was living in the house at the time and suffered third-degree burns to 95 per cent of his body when he ran through the flames to escape.

He spent 10 weeks in a coma and a further 10 months in hospital. …

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