Vt. woman gets deferred sentence in arson caseJanuary 29,2014The Associated Press
NEWPORT — A Vermont woman has pleaded guilty to burning down a campsite in retaliation against a drug informant.
Twenty-one-year-old Rebecca Ray of Barton received a three-year deferred sentence Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court.
Ray was accused of setting fire to an unoccupied camp last summer in Brownington that belonged to a witness in a federal prosecution. Ray believed the man gave federal authorities information regarding drug sales involving her now-husband, Matthew Prue, who was arrested on a drug charge and faces sentencing in March, the Caledonian Record reports.
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