Woman admits to setting fire to door of acquaintance’s home

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York woman has admitted she set fire to the door of an occupied home on Staten Island.

Police say 40-year-old Iyana Caldwell stated the fire the morning of Sept. 20, and knew a woman who lived at the home. The Staten Island Advance reports Caldwell lit paper on fire and left it at the basement door, causing the door and doorframe to catch fire.

Officials say no one was injured. Caldwell faced multiple arson charges alongside a charge of criminal mischief — pleading guilty to felony fourth-degree arson in a plea deal Wednesday.

Caldwell’s lawyer declined to comment on the case.

She will be sentenced on Nov. 29 to serve one to three years in prison.


Information from: Staten Island Advance, http://www.silive.com

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