Corning man sentenced for leaving grandmother to die in meth lab fire – WETM – MyTwinTiers.com
Gladys Ann Willow, 82, died after a blaze broke out at her residence in the village of Riverside, New York. Instead of attempting to save her from the flames, her two grandsons preserved their illegal possessions without regard to the life of their grandmother.
The two brothers saved their meth lab equipment from a fire but left their 82-year-old grandmother to die, prosecutors told local media. After saving the equipment, the duo went to get cigarettes and did not report the fire to concerned authorities.
The state police then investigated Gladys’ death to get more insight into the incident.
Two brothers now face murder charges after leaving their grandmother to die in a fire. They are also facing charges of tampering with evidence and reckless endangerment.
Authorities initially charged Justin Gause, 21, and his brother Jarrett, 33, with second-degree manslaughter. However, after presenting the case to a grand jury, prosecutors upgraded the charges to second-degree murder of Gladys Ann Willow.
Gause has now been sentenced to serve 3-9 years in jail for his crime against his grandmother. He will transfer from Steuben County Jail to the state prison system in response to his recent sentencing.
For more insight on this story, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.
- Corning man sentenced for leaving grandmother to die in meth lab fire WETM – MyTwinTiers.com