Friday, January 9, 2015

Getaway driver in triple fatal New Haven arson gets 14½ years in prison

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
NEW HAVEN >> After hearing from the relatives of the victims of a New Haven fatal arson, a judge on Thursday sentenced the man convicted of acting as the getaway driver to 174 months — which amounts to 14½ years — in prison.
Three people died in the March 9, 2011, Wolcott Street fire, including Wanda Roberson, 42, her 8-year-old son Quayshaun Roberson, and her 21-year-old niece Jaqueeta Roberson.
Lynn Roberson, Wanda’s sister, told U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton the family has had to seek professional help to deal with grief.
“My sister was my best friend — she was always smiling and laughing,” she said. “She loved her family and would do anything for you. All we have is our memories and pictures. Today, we are finally here to receive justice for our loved ones.”

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