- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A Queens man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for trying to kill a romantic rival by setting him on fire.

Stephan Schlackman of Far Rockaway was sentenced Thursday in the 2011 attack on Brian Sherman-Brown.

Schlackman believed Sherman-Brown was having an affair with the mother of his three children.

Prosecutors said the 46-year-old Schlackman placed a gasoline-filled container at Sherman-Brown’s home and tried to light it.

He was caught in the act and confronted by Sherman-Brown and his roommate, Taryl Jackson.

The three men struggled and Schlackman fled, leaving a pool of blood at the scene.

Schlackman’s first trial ended with a hung jury last year.

He was convicted after a second trial in July of attempted murder, second-degree attempted arson and reckless endangerment.

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