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Former fireman convicted of arson

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- Jo Ann Currie is just one person affected by a string of arsons that took place between 2005 and 2006.

"It's hard to believe that anybody would just burn a person's house, just for the fun of it," Currie said.

In 2007, authorities arrested Jason Green, one of the men accused of burning Currie's home and stealing a camera, along with five other counts.

Friday, a jury in the Montgomery County Circuit Court convicted Green on one count of theft and three counts of arson.

"We respect the jury's decision. We thought we had a good case, and we're very pleased by the verdict," explained Scott Green, a Deputy District Attorney.

Only four of the seven counts stuck.  That's something that has defense attorneys questioning the jury's decision.

"It seems like the jury was just compromising, [saying] we'll let him go on these [counts], and convict him on these [counts]," explained Susan James, Green's Attorney.

Still, the conviction brings a sigh of relief for the arson victims.

"If he's really guilty, I hope that he serves some time," Currie said.

Right now, Green is out on $40,000 bond while he awaits his sentence.

Three more men were also charged in connection with the arsons.  Stay with WSFA 12 News for the latest developments in this story.

 

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