Woman says she doesn't remember setting string of fires

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a woman who pleaded no contest to two arson counts to 90 days in jail.

Marianne Mancuso, 47, was charged with starting four of 11 suspicious fires near downtown Ogden last fall.

She was charged in 2nd District Court with felony counts of arson for four October fires in abandoned homes near a redevelopment project along the Ogden River.

She pleaded no contest to two arson counts. The other two were dismissed.

At her sentencing Wednesday, Mancuso cried and apologized but said she didn't remember setting any fires.

Besides jail time, Judge Ernie Jones ordered probation, fines, substance-abuse treatment and a curfew when Mancuso is released.


Information from: Deseret News

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