Worker Who Set Fire To U.S. Sub Sentenced

PORTLAND, Maine (March 15, 2013)--A shipyard worker, who set fire to the submarine USS Miami because he wanted to go home and ended up causing $450 million in damage, was sentenced to a little more than 17 years in prison Friday and was also ordered to pay $400 million in restitution.

Casey James Fury, 25, was sentenced after agreeing to a plea deal that limited his time in federal prison to roughly 15 to 19 years.

Fury, formerly of Portsmouth, N.H., admitted setting the May 23 fire while the nuclear submarine was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

He said he needed to go home because he was suffering from anxiety and had no more vacation or sick leave.

The Navy intends to repair the Los Angeles-class attack sub.


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