- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in a row house firebombing in Philadelphia that killed six people a decade ago.

Thirty-eight-year-old Lamont Lewis pleaded guilty in the October 2004 firebombing of the home of a federal witness and agreed to testify against drug kingpin Kaboni Savage and another co-defendant.

Authorities said Lewis fired warning shots into the home while another man threw a gas can with a lit cloth fuse inside followed by a second gas can. Six people, including four children, died in the inferno.

Savage, a former boxer, was convicted of killing at least a dozen people during his years running a violent crack-cocaine empire and was sentenced to death.

Three co-defendants who were also convicted were sentenced to life terms.



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