NY teen gets prison time for reservation church fires

| November 3, 2009

A teenager offered an apology as he was sentenced for torching two churches on an upstate New York reservation in July.

Dylan Antone of Nedrow pleaded guilty to arson during September.

The 17-year-old admitted acting with another teen to set fire to the Wesleyan Church among the Onondagas on the Onondaga Indian Nation, just south of Syracuse.

The guilty plea satisfied burglary and arson charges from a second fire the same day at the United Methodist Church Onondaga Mission.

Antone will get youthful offender treatment, which will remove the felony conviction from his record. The teens will serve 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison and will be required to pay full restitution.

Antone drank two cases of beer and smoked marijuana the morning of the fires, his lawyer said.



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