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Submarine Arsonist Sentenced

17+ Years in Plea Bargain

THE CIVILIAN PAINTER WHO WAS charged and convicted for setting a costly fire on a dry-docked submarine last year was sentenced this morning (Friday) to 17 years and 1 month in prison plus $400 million in retribution.  The judged waived including interest in the fee and said that the arsonist could make monthly payments after he gets out of prison.

Casey Fury

Casey Fury, now 25, arrested for setting a fire inside the USS Miami submarine that was in drydock for an overhaul at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, last May.

The fire that was inside the living quarters of the boat caused over $400 million in damages and caused the Navy to consider whether to scrap the sub or repair it.  They later opted to repair it.

Fury was caught through a stroke of luck two months later in July when he was being questioned about another arson in the shipyard on June 16 that he later confessed to setting.  The questioning led to interrogating him about the sub fire the in May and he eventually admitted that he had set that one, too.  His motive for setting the sub fire was that he wanted to get off work early to go and confront his girlfriend who was seeing another man.

At his trial in November following a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to the two arsons.

For more details, see the Firegeezer reports on the USS Miami fire HERE, and the later report on Fury's arrest on July 23 HERE.

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