Ohio teen convicted of trying to kill his parents by setting house ablaze to be re-sentenced


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HAMILTON, Ohio — A teen convicted of charges of trying to kill his parents by tying their bedroom doors shut and setting their southwest Ohio home on fire is to be re-sentenced.

A hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Hamilton for the 17-year-old convicted last year in adult court of two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one of aggravated arson. His parents escaped the 2013 fire at their Liberty Township home.

The teen was sentenced to nine years per count, with the sentences to run concurrently. His attorneys appealed, saying the sentence was improper because the offenses were committed with the same actions.

An Ohio appeals court agreed the convictions should have been merged for sentencing, and ordered him re-sentenced.

The Associated Press isn't naming the teen because of his age.

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