January 24, 2018
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Standish grandmother sentenced to 4 years for arson

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — A Standish grandmother has been sentenced to four years in jail for setting a string of fires in York and Cumberland counties.

Carol Field was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last week to six counts of arson.

Prosecutors say the 66-year-old Field admitted to setting 18 fires in York and Cumberland counties, including at Raymond Hill Baptist Church, at Randall Orchards in Standish, in an abandoned house in Limerick, and at a garage in Limington. No injuries were reported.

Prosecutors say when they asked her why she did it she said it was because “nobody cared about her or paid attention to her.”

The Portland Press Herald reports that Field apologized in court.

Field was also sentenced to eight years of probation and was ordered to undergo psychological counseling.

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