Sentencing Next in Fire that Paralyzed Detroit Firefighter

Prosecutors are recommending a seven-year prison sentence for a man who had a role in a fire that paralyzed a Detroit firefighter, reports The Detroit Free Press (

Calvin Jones is returning to Ann Arbor federal court. He struck a plea deal in August, months after an appeals court found problems with Jones’ trial and threw out his conviction and 15-year prison sentence.

Firefighter Brendan Milewski was paralyzed while trying to extinguish the fire at a commercial building in Detroit in 2010. Many other firefighters were injured.

Jones says he filled plastic bottles with gasoline for a co-defendant, Samson Wright. Wright’s 15-year sentence was also thrown out by the appeals court. He could go to trial next year.

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