- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A getaway driver who helped his drug dealer son flee an arson that killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, in Connecticut has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

The New Haven Register reports (https://bit.ly/1BMqDtj ) that 52-year-old Hector Morales of New Haven was sentenced Thursday in federal court. A jury convicted him of being an accessory after the fact to arson and other charges.

Authorities said Morales’ son, Hector Natal, set fire to a multifamily home in 2011 as 17 residents were sleeping to retaliate against one resident for not paying a drug debt. Three people died: 42-year-old Wanda Roberson, her 8-year-old son, Quayshawn, and her 21-year-old niece, Jaquetta Roberson.

Natal was convicted of arson resulting in death and is to be sentenced Feb. 10.

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Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com


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