The Lower Southampton Fire Marshal's investigation found that two Valley of Fear employees playing with fireworks were the cause of the fire that destroyed the haunted attraction.
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Joseph Glass was sentenced to 10 to 24 years in state prison following a fire at his Charlotte Avenue home in Dec. 2009. The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently heard arguments in an appeal filed on his behalf.
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently heard the appeal of an Upper Southampton man convicted of arson. A three-judge panel, comprised of Judge Anne Lazarus, Judge Correale Stevens and Judge Robert Coville, heard arguments in the appeal filed on behalf of Joseph Glass in Founders Court Room in Philadelphia earlier this month. In early 2011, a jury found Joseph Glass guilty of arson and reckless endangerment following a four-day trial in Bucks County Court in Doylestown. The panel found that Glass deliberately set a fire in the basement of his Charlotte Avenue home on Dec. 20, 2009, after a night spent drinking and then arguing with his wife over his extra-marital affair. Following his conviction, Glass received a sentence of 10 to…
Monday, February 14, 2011
Joseph Glass has been sentenced to a maximum of 24 years in state prison following a Dec. 2009 fire at his Upper Southampton home. He will be eligible for parole in 10 years.
An Upper Southampton man who was found guilty of arson last month has been sentenced. Joseph Glass, 38, received a sentence of 10 to 24 years in state prison. He was also ordered to pay $198.916.32 in restitution, according to court documents. Glass was convicted on one count of arson and three counts of reckless endangerment, after authorities said he set a fire in the basement of his home, while his wife and kids were upstairs, and then quietly left. At trial, witnesses testified the fire started following an argument between Glass and his then wife. A portion of the heated exchange that occurred earlier the day of the fire was detailed in court when Defense Attorney Sarah Webster played a recording of a 9-1-1 call Glass made, …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Joesph Glass was taken away from the courtroom in handcuffs, following the conclusion of his arson trial Friday.
An Upper Southampton man has been convicted of arson in connection with a fire at his Charlotte Avenue home in December of 2009. Joseph Glass, 38, was found guilty of one count of arson and three counts of recklessly endangering another person early Friday evening. The presiding judge, the Honorable Diane Gibbons, told the jury that she, too, sat and listened to evidence presented in the case and she did not envy them for the task that was put before them. “You made the correct decision,” she said. Glass’ estranged wife, Bobbi Glass, who was home when the fire began, sat in the front row of the gallery and sobbed softly as the verdict was read. The rest of Glass’ family, who were present through most of the trial, sat in stunned silence as…
Joseph Glass stands accused of arson, following a fire at his Upper Southampton home in Dec. 2009.
Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of an Upper Southampton man accused of lighting a fire in the basement of his own home, while his wife and children were upstairs, and then quietly driving away. Joseph Glass, 38, was arrested in August 2010, eight months after the December 2009 fire. He was charged with one count of arson and three counts of reckless endangerment. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. According to testimony, Glass called the police to his Charlotte Avenue home, following a fight with his wife the morning of the fire; after two Upper Southampton Police officers arrived, he spoke with them briefly, gathered some of his belongings and left. His wife, Bobbi, who testified for the prosecution, said …