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Man who set fires to aunt’s house takes plea deal

A 29-year-old man who admitted to setting a string of fires at his aunt’s home was sentenced to 11 months as part of a plea deal.

Since Andrew Bain spent 11 months on remand, he was released.

However, Bain could be sentenced to three years in prison if he gets into any trouble within the next two years.

Bain set three fires at Judy Wallace’s home that resulted in minor damage.

The first fire took place on July 30, 2021 and resulted in $1,000 in damage to the front of the home.

Bain struck again on September 7. On that occasion, he set fire to the efficiency where his cousin lived.

The blaze was extinguished and resulted in $2,500 in damage.

The final fire took place on October 24 and caused $1,000 in damage.

Surveillance footage from a neighbor’s security cameras showed that the arsonist had a similar build and gait as Bain.

He was subsequently arrested and interviewed.

During the interview, Bain admitted to setting the fires because he suspected that his cousin was sleeping with his wife.

Additionally, Bain has to pay Wallace $1,000 in restitution and is prevented from coming within 100 yards of her home.

Bain also has to undergo treatment at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre for cannabis-induced psychosis and to complete anger management classes.

Acting Deputy Director of Prosecutions Cordell Frazier and Karine MacVean prosecuted, and Public Defender Brendalee Rae represented Bain.