Lawsuit filed after double-fatal arson in Northampton settled dismissal sought


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NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts — The wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Northampton man convicted of setting a fatal fire in 2009 has been settled.

Elaine Yeskie sued Anthony Baye for unspecified damages in October 2012 for the deaths of her husband, 81-year-old Paul Yeskie Sr., and son, 39-year-old Paul Yeskie Jr.

They perished in a fire set by Baye during a one-night spree in which he started more than a dozen fires.

The motion for dismissal as a result of the agreement was filed Friday in Hampshire Superior Court. Mark Tanner, Elaine Yeskie's lawyer, tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette ( ) the agreement was actually reached almost a year ago. He did not provide details.

Baye was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 48 charges, including two counts of manslaughter.

Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Massachusetts),

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