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Man, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

Man, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

A 20-year-old man who was seen in widely circulated photos squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders during the rioting in Baltimore in April 2015 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.

Donta Betts of Baltimore pleaded guilty in March to making a destructive device near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues on April 27, 2015. He also pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the leg over a $20 drug deal on July 2, 2015, federal prosecutors said in court Friday.

"Donta Betts engaged in arson, looting, assault and other mayhem during the Baltimore riots," U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in a statement. He said Betts' actions around the...

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