A Detroit man has been sentenced to prison for a fire that forced residents of a city apartment building to jump to safety.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Terrell Thornton was sentenced Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court after being convicted earlier this month of attempted murder and arson. A judge gave Thornton 25 to 50 years for attempted murder and 10 to 20 years for arson. He'll also pay restitution.
Seven people were forced to leap from second-floor windows to the ground on Aug. 9, 2011 to escape smoke and flames. Some suffered burns. Others were injured from their falls.