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Guyanese firebomber faces possible life sentence in NY

Published: Sunday January 8, 2012 | 5:59 pm Comments 0

United States (US) prosecutors say that a Guyanese-born man who went on a New Year’s Day firebombing spree faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on charges that include committing arson as a hate crime.

Ray Lazier Lengend, 40, was arraigned at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, where he is undergoing psychiatric evaluation, via a video feed into Queens Criminal Court.

Prosecutors said Lengend tossed flaming bottles at four buildings in the Jamaica section of Queens, New York, including two houses of worship. A fifth bottle was tossed at his brother-in-law’s Long Island home.

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