Outrage over verdict in Lackawanna arson

Posted at 11:02 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 23:04:22-04

A Lackawanna family says justice has not been served in the case of the man who set fire to their home.

A jury found 21-year-old Corey Green guilty of third degree arson last week, but the family of the victims say he should have been convicted on more serious charges.

Three children and their parents were all injured in the fire that happened in April 2017 on Ingham Avenue. They say some of those injuries will have an impact on the rest of their lives.

The children’s uncle, Yaser Soliman, sat through the trial for Green ever since it began.

After the fire, Green was charged with first degree arson, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, but a jury recently found him guilty of the lesser charge.

Soliman says Green’s sentence doesn’t compare to the life sentence of the children, who still have burns and pain as a result of the fire.

The four families who were inside the home at the time were forced to relocate and the children are still recovering.

Green faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, in four years he'll be eligible for parole.

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