- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - The owners of a historic diner have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to burn down the eatery.

Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Andrew Webster received a 20-month sentence Monday. His 46-year-old wife, Brenda, received three years of probation, including six months of home confinement.

The Cedarville couple also must pay $36,704 in restitution.

Prosecutors say the couple bought Angie’s Bridgeton Grill in March 2012, but then experienced several months of poor financial performance.

The couple entered the diner in October 2012, doused combustible materials with gasoline and ignited them with an open flame. Brenda Webster suffered burns when gasoline vapors inside the diner ignited.

The two then fled the diner, which was soon destroyed by the fire.

The nearly 75-year old diner was listed on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

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