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Man convicted of murder in Syracuse fire that killed 4 kin

May 6, 2019

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of setting a Syracuse house fire that killed four of his relatives has been convicted of murder.

Jurors delivered their verdict Monday in the case of Charles DuBois (do-BWAH’). The 21-year-old faces life in prison at his sentencing, set for July 15.

His sister Minnie Dubois told reporters outside court that relatives were happy to get “the justice that they needed and that they deserve.”

The April 2018 fire killed Charles DuBois’ mother, another sister, a brother and the sister’s 1-year-old son.

DuBois was out walking his dog as the fire raged. He denied setting the blaze and said there were no signs of it when he left with the pet around 3 a.m.

His lawyers noted no physical evidence showed DuBois started the fire.