Long Island volunteer firefighter, Caleb Lacey — the son of a preacher —is going away for 25 years for starting a fire that murdered a mom and three children. Pop the hood for more.
A volunteer firefighter has been sentenced to 25 years to life for setting a fire that killed a New York mother and three of her children.
Prosecutors say Caleb Lacey wanted to look like a hero by getting to the fire first.
Emotions ran high in the courtroom during Friday’s sentencing hearing. Children who survived the fire were in the audience, crying. The man who lost his wife and children also was there. He had recorded his statement, because he was too distraught to make it in court.
Lacey was convicted of four counts each of murder and manslaughter. He continued to insist Friday that he was not guilty.
The Feb. 19, 2009, fire started in a stairwell leading to apartments in Lawrence, N.Y.
Looks like this guy came from a good family and had a chance to really do something with his life and he’s still going to spend his life behind bars like a common thug.