NEW ALBANY, Ind. - A judge has sentenced a southern Indiana teenager to 65 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of murder for allegedly firing a flare into a home, igniting a fire that killed three young siblings.
Nineteen-year-old Cody Cashion of New Albany received the maximum sentence Monday on each of the three counts and 50 years for arson. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Cashion apologized in court, saying, "There's no excuse for what I did."
Cashion pleaded guilty to firing a flare into a New Albany home back in January, starting a massive fire.
Six-year-old Tatayana Hughes survived, but she suffered serious burns. The fire killed her siblings: Trinity, 2; Tyrese, 4; and Tai'za, 6.
Over this past weekend, the family held a birthday party for Tatayana and honored her three siblings that died.
Tatayana's mother and grandmother spoke at Cashion's Monday sentencing.
Tatayana's grandmother said she planned to tell the judge how his actions changed her family and the little girl's life.
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