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Teen accused of lighting another on fire admits guilt to unrelated probation violation

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Kyle Edick, the Dolgeville man accused of lighting a person on fire in January was back in court Monday on unrelated charges.

Edick appeared in Herkimer County Court where he admitted to a violation of probation for unrelated charges. Those charges, because of his age at the time of the original crime, are not being released.

Edick will receive between one to three years in prison for his admission of guilt, and will be sentenced on May 18th.

No more arrests are expected in the case of a teen setting another teen on fire in Salisbury, according to State Police.

State Police say a 19 year-old was passed out when Edick lit his pants on fire - this after someone else had already thrown gasoline on him. The incident happened in a barn-like garage along Peck Road in the Town of Salisbury in Herkimer County back on January 3.

The victim survived, suffering second-degree burns to his abdomen and arms. The victim originally told the hospital he did it to himself by accident, only coming forward with the truth after the video circulated throughout the community.

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