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  1. #1
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    PA - Edward McDonald charged in arson fire at Homestead historic district, 2015

    Edward Thomas McDonald - B/M/27 - 7 Alarm Fire - Residents, & Businesses Displaced

    Homestead Borough, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Day 3

    Fri., Jan 23rd: Tribune Total Media: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/7...#axzz3PpneRY1Z :

    "...Lighter Fluid...onto a Couch in a Common Living Area..."

    Includes Numerous Photos

    Pre-Fire ViewS: http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9NDAuND...FkJTJDJTIwUEE= :

    Zoom -- Bird's Eye View -- Rotate All 4 Directions

    Your One-Click Source* Of Lower Court:

    ChargeS --- Bail --- Pre-Trial Confinement --- MotionS ---

    Scheduled Court DateS --- Advancement to Upper Court


    *Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    *https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000040-2015*

    18 § 3301 §§ A1ii (F1) :: Arson – Endangering Persons :: [6 Counts]
    18 § 3301 §§ A11ii (F1) :: Aggravated Arson :: [2 Counts]
    18 § 3301 §§ A1i (F1) :: Arson – Endangering Persons
    18 § 3302 §§ A (F1) :: Causing or Risking Catastrophe
    18 § 3301 §§ C2 (F2) :: Arson – Endangering Property :: [5 Counts]

    Grades of PA Crimes:
    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Historically, Most PA Charges Like These Are Closed-Out in Lower, Magisterial District Court,
    then Advanced, with a New Docket Number, to Upper Courts of Common Pleas.

    { A when-issued Upper Court Docket Number should resemble: CP-02-CR-0000____-2015 }

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."

    Pre-Trial Confinement in Lieu of $100,000 Bail, since 1/23/15.

    Some of Defendant's Public Court Summary:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000040-2015


    Our Support to the Displaced Residents, Business Owners, and Employees.
    Last edited by Richrd; 01-25-2015 at 12:39 PM.

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    Aftermath Video, and Fund Raising Opportunity

    PA -- Edward T. McDonald -- Aggravated Arson+ -- Allegheny County -- 23 Jan '15

    Edward Thomas McDonald - B/M/27 - 7 Alarm Fire - Residents, & Businesses Displaced


    Homestead Borough, Allegheny County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Day 4

    Mon., Jan 26th: KDKA-TV: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/...western-psych/ :

    Includes Aftermath Video, & Fundraising Opportunity

    More Information at Post # 1: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...5#post11426185


    Our Thanks To All Who Help; Both During, and the Long Road Afterward.

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    Man who set Homestead fire that destroyed five buildings gets 4 to 8 years

    Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani sentenced Edward Thomas McDonald, 29, to four to eight years in prison on one count of aggravated arson. The judge gave Mariani credit for the 20 months he'd already been incarcerated for a second count and imposed no further prison time for the other charges against McDonald, though upon release he will be on probation for five years.

    Mariani also ordered McDonald pay a total of $115,000 in restitution to the two occupants of McDonald's apartment building and one property owner who were uninsured for their losses.



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