Athens judge jails arsonist for seven years

An Athens court on Tuesday handed a seven-year sentence to a 40-year-old man after finding him guilty of starting two fires in forestland near Vyronas, eastern Athens, for the fun of it, last summer.

In testimony following his arrest in July 2014, the man allegedly claimed to have set two fires – on the 6th and 7th of that month – because he enjoyed watching firemen put out the blazes.

The man’s prison sentence cannot be appealed.

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