Famous Peppers building arsonist sentenced

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Woman had not been a suspect, but turned herself in

A 24-year-old Charlottetown woman who turned herself in to police for setting a fire at the Famous Peppers building in February was sentenced to 15 months in jail for the crime.

A 24-year-old Charlottetown woman was sentenced Thursday in provincial court to serve 15 months in jail after pleading guilty to arson.

Charly Brody Perry pleaded guilty to deliberately setting fire to a building on Kent Street that housed Famous Peppers Pizza and several apartment units.

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas made that sentence consecutive to a sentence Perry is already serving for smuggling drugs into the correctional centre.

As a result of Thursday's decision Perry's total sentence now exceeds the maximum sentence that can be served in a provincial institution.

She must now be transferred to a federal correctional facility on the mainland.

Douglas also ordered that Perry pay restitution in the amount of $5,000 to the tenants of the various apartments in the building to help cover their losses.

The damage to the building was estimated at $154,000.

The court was told that Perry set the fire because she was angry with someone in the building.

Perry turned herself into police. She had not been a suspect in the police investigation.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Kent Street

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  • intobed
    July 05, 2012 - 19:21

    She set fire to the building because she was mad at someone in it? That sounds a lot like attempted murder to me. I am sure the charge wouldn't stick in court though. Glad she got something.

  • Sylvia
    July 05, 2012 - 17:01

    I would be interested to know how she's going to pay that $5000. She'd better not be paroled until Corrections Canada is absolutely sure she is not going to be a danger to anyone. She also needs to take some counselling in anger management.

  • Jerry the King
    July 05, 2012 - 15:23

    Was it really worth it? Ever hear of happy hour? My gawd, it's shocking what some people will do when they're angry. Very lucky nobody was killed.

  • Townie
    July 05, 2012 - 14:11

    She got more for setting a fire than someone who killed someone while drinking and driving or molested a child. I hope that this is a sign of sentenances to come (more in line with what they should be) rather than a twisted set of priorities (cost of property damage vs damaging a person)

    • Sad
      July 05, 2012 - 17:29

      WOW! It's worse to set fire to a business than it is to kill someone drunk driving or to molest/rape a child. What kind of society do we live in?