January 13, 2016
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER – A Charlton man was sentenced recently to state prison for starting a fire in his own apartment, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Jihad Georges, 45, of Apt. 6, 131 Muggett Hill Road, pleaded guilty to arson of a dwelling and attempting to commit a crime on Dec. 21 in Worcester Superior Court. He was sentenced to two years to two years and a day in state prison on the arson charge by Judge Shannon Frison. He was sentenced to two years of probation from and after his prison sentence. The sentence was imposed Jan. 4.
Georges was accused of starting a fire in the living room of his apartment on June 30, 2013. Assistant District Attorney Joseph Simmons told the court Mr. Georges set the fire in an attempt to collect on a renter’s insurance policy.
Charlton Police and Fire Departments and the state Fire Marshal’s Office investigated.