Redwood Fatal Arson Sentencing 16 Jan 14

A Redwood Falls man found guilty of starting a fatal fire at an apartment complex last January was sentenced to over 32 years in prison Wednesday. 49 year old Peter William Warren was found guilty of 12 counts in a jury trial, including 2nd-degree unintentional murder, 2nd-degree manslaughter, and 10 counts of 1st-degree arson. He was sentenced to a total of 392 months in prison. Warren started the fire at the Lakeside Manor Apartment Complex in Redwood Falls that caused the death of 72-year-old Gene Gilland and displaced 56 residents. The state fire marshal determined that the fire was intentionally set in a storage closet, and Warren was reportedly seen on surveillance footage entering the area near the closet shortly before smoke filled the room.