Yonkers arsonist sentenced to 20-years-to-life in prison
The Yonkers man who admitted to setting a blaze that resulted in the death of a local firefighter was sentenced to 20-years-to-life in prison for his role in the local hero's death. Rafael Roldan pleaded guilty to murder in January after admitting that he intentionally started a fire in 2009 at 149 Waverly St. in Yonkers that resulted in the death of Yonkers firefighter Patrick Joyce.
Roldan has told prosecutors that he started the fire after a dispute with his landlord, who had evicted him a short time before the fire. Also injured in the fire were firefighters Josephy Murray and William Kanyck.
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