Mass. fire chiefs to protest plea deals given to arsonists

February 28, 2014, 7:25 am
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(NECN)  - At least a dozen fire chiefs from Massachusetts will be in Plymouth Superior Court Friday to protest a plea deal given to a pair of arsonists.
     
Mark Sargent, who was charged in three arson cases, would serve up to three years in state prison under the deal
     
His step-son Jean Marie Louis, would serve up to 2 1/2 years in a house of correction.
     
Six firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling the fires.
     
In a letter to the judge, one chief calls the sentence a "slap in the face" to workers in a dangerous profession.

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