Woman had not been a suspect, but turned herself in
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A fire broke out in an apartment above Famous Peppers pizza restaurant on Kent Street, Charlottetown, Friday.
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.