CLEVELAND - The two men who pleaded guilty to fire bombing a Parma house were sentenced on Thursday.
On Jan. 23, 2012, 30-year-old David J. Piscura, of Cleveland Heights, and 29-year-old Anthony T. Veto, of Broadview Heights, threw a rock through the window of a house on Russell Avenue.
According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, the two men then sent a gasoline-filed Molotov cocktail flying into the family room. The entire interior of the house was completely destroyed by the fire.
On Thursday, Veto was sentenced to nine years in prison, while Piscura was sentenced to six, the prosecutor’s office said.
In June, both men pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated arson, three counts of attempted murder, one count possession of a dangerous ordnance and one count of possessing criminal tools. The faced a maximum sentence of 70 years in prison.
The three people inside the house at the time of the attack, including Veto’s ex-girlfriend, were able to escape.
They were not injured. Fire investigators ruled out accidental causes on the same day of the fire. Just days later, police arrested Veto and Piscura.
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