WEST CHESTER, PA — A resident of West Grove, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in court this week to 42-92 months of imprisonment followed by three years probation for his conviction for arson, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person charges, announced Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan.
Judge Allison Bell Royer imposed the sentence on 37-year-old Federico Magana Luna of West Grove for setting his former supervisor’s car on fire after being fired from his job two days earlier.
According to the information presented to the court, the incident occurred on May 7, 2021, in New Garden Township. Because the fire was close to an apartment building, all residents had to be evacuated. No residents were injured in the fire. Surveillance video showed the defendant fleeing the scene.
“The defendant’s criminal actions jeopardized the safety of more than 50 men, women, and children who lived in the adjacent apartment building,” said Ryan. “This could have had devastating consequences were it not for the quick actions of first responders. I commend all of them for keeping our residents safe.”
Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan commended the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department, Kennett Township Police, the Chester County Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Luna. Assistant District Attorney Kaitlyn Macaulay was the assigned prosecutor.
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