Woman convicted of murder, arson in KC firefighters' deaths
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nail salon manager has been convicted of setting a fire that killed two firefighters in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Kansas City Star reports that a Jackson County circuit judge on Monday found 46-year-old Thu Hong Nguyen guilty of two counts of second-degree murder, second-degree arson and second-degree assault.
Her sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 14. She could be facing to up to 30 years in prison for each murder charge.
Forty-three-year-old Larry Leggio and 39-year-old John Mesh were killed when a brick wall fell on them as they fought a fire at a three story building containing Nguyen's nail salon in October 2015.
Two other firefighters were seriously injured.
Authorities say Nguyen lit a fire in the salon's storeroom and that she was the last person seen leaving.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com