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Luigi’s young arsonist to serve up to 6 years

Colon, 16, denied status as youthful offender

Schenectady firefighters battle a two alarm fire in the former Luigi's Restaurant on Barrett Street today.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighters battle a two alarm fire in the former Luigi's Restaurant on Barrett Street today.
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A Schenectady County Court Judge turned down a request for youthful offender status for a city teen who admitted to torching the former Luigi's restaurant, saying the community needed to know about his actions. Joseph P. Colon, still 16, of Brandywine Avenue, appeared this morning before Judge Karen Drago for sentencing. Colon pleaded guilty in January to one count of third-degree arson, a felony. In exchange, Colon accepted a 2- to 6-year sentence. The plea ...


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