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Northwest Indiana man gets 22 years for 2 fire deaths

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 8:09 am

GARY — A northwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the arson deaths of a Gary woman and her teenage daughter.

Nineteen-year-old Trevontay Milsap of Lake Station was sentenced Wednesday in July's deaths of 33-year-old Bernice King and her 14-year-old daughter, Angel Harris. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of arson.

The Times and the Post-Tribune report that prosecutors say Milsap admitted to driving co-defendant Rafael Peluyera to a Gary apartment knowing he planned to kill two men at the residence and burn the building down.

Peluyera has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in perpetration of an arson and faces a 65-year sentence.