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Jay teen charged as adult, sentenced to 15 years state prison

Ethan Marsh-Hual. / Source: WEAR

A Jay juvenile has been charged as an adult and sentenced to fifteen years in state prison after attempting to murder his neighbor.

According to the arrest report, on March 17 just after midnight 14-year-old Ethan Marsh-Hual walked to his neighbors house and set multiple areas of it on fire.

After setting the fire, Marsh-Hual returned home, cleansed himself and went to bed, the report states.

Shortly after, one of the occcupants of the home woke up to the fire and called 911, according to the report.

The report says during the investigation Marsh-Hual admitted to setting the house ablaze because he was angry with the child living there.

The report also states he had been planning the crime for several weeks.

Following Marsh-Hual's arrest he was charged as an adult.

He has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison followed by ten years probation.

Marsh-Hual has been charged with attempted first degree premeditated murder with a weapon, burglary of an occupied dwelling, arson and burglary of an unoccupied conveyance.

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