Dementia patient in S. Korea sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting deadly hospital fire

November 21, 2014 3:43 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – An elderly dementia patient in South Korea was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for setting a fire at a hospital for the elderly that killed 22 people.

The 81-year-old man was convicted of arson and manslaughter, according to Gwangju District Court spokesman Han Ji-hyeong.

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