Charles DuBois sentenced to life in prison for intentionally setting Fitch Street fire that killed 4 members of his family

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Charles DuBois has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Onondaga County Court Judge Thomas Miller said, “The despicable callousness of what you did to your own family cannot be adequately addressed by any sentence that any judge can impose on this Earth.”

Assistant District Attorney Michael Manfredi echoed those sentiments. He said, “[Charles DuBois] is going to have a long and tortured existence being in prison every day. He’s going to have to wake up every morning knowing what he’s there. That he said this fire and that he killed his own mother who care for him and took care of him from birth and he killed his own sister and he killed his own brother and he killed his one-year-old nephew who again as the judge pointed out everyone acknowledges he really had no quarrel with him.”

DuBois was found guilty in May of intentionally setting a fire that killed four of his family members back in 2018.

DuBois was found guilty on several charges, including four counts of first-degree murder and arson.

Investigators say DuBois set two fires in his Fitch Street home in the early hours of April 5, 2018. He then left to walk his dog as the fire raged on inside the home, investigators say. 

The fire killed his mother, Susan Wagner, 45, brother Michael DuBois, 16, sister Korinna DuBois, 18, and his one-year-old nephew, Hunter.

You can watch DuBois’ sentencing below.


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