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Knox man sent to prison for torching home

Kenneth Fortuin was sentenced to prison Thursday for setting fire to his home and several nearby buildings in Knox in February and then holding firefighters at bay to prevent them from putting the blazes out.
Kenneth Fortuin was sentenced to prison Thursday for setting fire to his home and several nearby buildings in Knox in February and then holding firefighters at bay to prevent them from putting the blazes out.
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The man who burned down his Knox home and held police and firefighters at bay with threats of gunfire will spend the next 2 1⁄3 to seven years in prison. Kenneth Fortuin, 49, was sentenced Thursday morning in Albany County Court on a felony arson charge but given a conditional discharge on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing firefighting operations. He also was ordered to pay $149,624.54 for damages he caused. He had pleaded guilty to ...

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