Chicago man sentenced to 2 life terms for deadly fire

PEORIA - A Chicago man has received a sentence of two life terms plus 30 years in prison for a 2010 Peoria house fire that killed four people, including a 2-year-old child.

On Thursday, Aunterrio Barney, 37, was sentenced in Peoria County court.  He told family members that he was sorry for their loss, but that he didn't set the deadly fire.

However, the Peoria County judge says he has no doubt that Barney poured gas on the stairs to the upstairs apartment.  Prosecutors allege that he was angry that one of the victims was with another man.

Last month, it took a jury about 90 minutes to find Barney guilty of aggravated arson and murder.  Under Illinois law, a life sentence is mandatory if more than one person is killed in a single act.

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