Jamal Preston, 27, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey was charged with arson and multiple counts of attempted murderer. Prosecutors say he set a Lakewood, NJ house on fire On August 22, 2020, in an attempt to burn three people to death.
However, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer pampered him with a plea deal in which all attempted murder charges were dropped. He only had to plead guilty to aggravated arson and unlawful possession of a weapon in a separate case. His other pending case involved an altercation with a man in which Preston pulled a knife.
He has now been sentenced to seven years, but he will be eligible for parole in six.