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Little Falls woman who admitted to role in fatal fire sentenced to 15 years in prison

One of the two women responsible for a fatal fire in Little Falls last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Posted: Jul 29, 2021 3:35 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2021 3:49 PM

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. – One of the two women responsible for a fatal fire in Little Falls last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Patricia Nethaway pleaded guilty to attempted murder and arson on June 15.

She and Amber Roche were initially charged with second-degree murder and arson for starting the fire at Snyder Apartments that killed 60-year-old Timothy Regan in January of 2020.

Nethaway and Regan both lived in Snyder Apartments at the time of the incident. Nethaway and Roche got into an argument with Regan before setting his motorized scooter on fire outside his third-floor apartment on Jan. 6, 2020. Regan was found dead in the hallway outside his apartment.

While Nethaway took a plea deal, Roche pleaded not guilty and took her case to trial.

Roche was found guilty of murder and arson on June 24 and will be sentenced Aug. 31.

Nethaway was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision.

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