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Man sentenced to 32 years in prison for string of arsons in Indianapolis

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Posted at 9:15 PM, Oct 01, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — A man has been sentenced to prison for a string of arsons over a number of years in Indianapolis.

The Marion County prosecutor's office says David Bradshaw will serve 32 years in the Indiana Department of Correction as part of a 40-year total sentence. Bradshaw was sentenced Friday.

He earlier pleaded guilty to seven counts of arson that authorities said stretched back to 2014. They include multiple fires started at homes in 2019 on the city’s near-northside and two that were set on Christmas in 2018. Bradshaw was identified as a suspect after he was recorded on home security cameras.

The prosecutor's office says the fires caused more than $2 million in damages.

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