Seven years in prison for Rome man who set fire to home


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man who set his home on fire following a domestic dispute with his wife in the beginning of June is headed to prison.

Ronald Lamascolo will be serving concurrent sentences of 7 years in state prison for a second-degree burglary and 2-6 years for a third-degree arson charge for setting fire to his home on Elmer Drive.

He is also required to pay $194,000 in restitution.

Here is what the defendant had to say in court to the Judge in Oneida County Court Monday:

"I still don't remember anything."

"It was something in the medication."

"It just got changed. I was taking them and something happened to me."

The Judge also served Lamascolo with an order of protection against his wife.

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