DENVER (AP) — A man who set his ex-girlfriend's suburban Denver home on fire as 14 people slept inside has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
The Denver Post reports 28-year-old Christopher Magana was convicted in February of 18 counts of arson and was sentenced Wednesday.
Prosecutors say he lit the fire at the woman's Lakewood home April 12 after she broke up with him. Firefighters and police called to the scene found the home and two cars engulfed in flames.
The residents of the duplex escaped unharmed just before the fire spread, and Magana was arrested later that day.
Nine of the people inside the home were children.