Ex-Firefighter Gets Up To 10 Years In Prison For Starting Fire In North Tonawanda Home
This was a story that made big news back in August of 2016 where a firefighter set fire to an African-American's apartment. Now the guilty party has been sentenced to time behind bars.
According to the Buffalo News, former North Tonawanda firefighter Matthew W. Jurado will be spending up to 10 years in prison after setting fire to a fellow firefighter's house.
The fire to Kenneth D. Walker's home came just days after he received a racially threatening letter.
Jurado blamed his actions on "a moment of stupidity and not thinking."
"I take full responsibility and apologize to Ken Walker and his family. What happened was a moment of stupidity and not thinking."
Jurado pleaded guilty to second degree arson and will spend 10 years behind bars.