June 1, 2009

Man sentenced for CdA apartment fire

By The Spokesman-Review
 

An arson fire that destroyed a Coeur d’Alene apartment last summer earned a man at least five years in prison under a sentence imposed Monday in Kootenai County District Court.

A jury convicted Daniel R. Keyes, 33, of first-degree arson in March for an August fire at his former fiancee’s apartment, 2190 W. Fairway Drive.

Keyes had just been released from jail for violating a no-contact order with her when the fire broke out in the early hours of Aug. 11, said Jim Reierson, Kootenai County deputy prosecutor.

A Coeur d’Alene Press deliveryman noticed the fire and alerted the four residents inside.

Judge Fred Gibler sentenced Keyes to 20 years in prison Monday, with eligibility for parole after five. He received credit for the 297 days he spent in the Kootenai County Jail.


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