April 26, 2018
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Woman sentenced to time served in Rockland arson case

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 37-year-old South Thomaston woman will be on probation for the next four years after being sentenced Friday to setting fire to a Rockland apartment building.

Christie Look was sentenced to five years in jail but with it all suspended except for the four months she already has served for the December 2011 fire that damaged a four-unit building at 25 Talbot Ave.

The sentencing occurred in Knox County Superior Court before Justice Jeffrey Hjelm.

There were no injuries, but damage to the building was estimated at $35,000.

Since the fire, Look also was treated for mental health and substance abuse problems at a residential rehabilitation center. The plea agreement reached in January called for the five years with all but nine months to be suspended, but the defense could argue for less time.

Look was represented by attorney William Pagnano.

The then-owner of the property, Sumner Kinney, as well as tenants of the apartment building were in agreement with the recommended sentence, the prosecution reported in January.

The fire initially was considered to have been set accidentally, but Look’s brother and sister contacted police to report that she had confessed to them that she had set the fire. Look later confessed to police.

She was a tenant of the apartment house.

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