NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Northampton arsonist Anthony Baye will be sentenced Wednesday morning, in the city in which he went on an arson spree three and a half years ago.
Baye agreed to a plea deal this week in his arson trial, and he will find out Wednesday just how long he will be in prison.
The 28 year-old admitted on Monday to setting dozens of fires in 2007 and 2009 , right in the city's 3rd Ward. Baye was also living in that area at the time.
One of the fires Baye set in December of 2009 ultimately ended up killing 81 year-old Paul Yeskie Sr. and his 39 year-old son, Paul Yeskie Jr. But under the new plea agreement, the two murder charges Baye was facing were reduced to manslaughter.
Baye could face up to 20 years in prison, followed by 15 years of probation.
While the trial was held in Springfield following a request by the defense, Judge Constance Sweeney had sentencing moved to Hampshire Superior Court in Northampton, in order to make it easier for fire victims to be in court to make impact statements. Some Northampton residents told 22News they plan on attending the sentencing.
22News will be there inside Hampshire Superior Court. Stay with us both on-air and online for updates and continuous coverage.