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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 last April was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.

Donta Betts, 20, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty in March to making a destructive device near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues on April 27, 2015, and 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," said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein in a statement. He said Betts' actions around the city during the...

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