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Chicopee Man Pleads Guilty to Berkshire County Arsons


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB/AP) — A Chicopee man has pleaded to setting a series of arson fires in Berkshire County.

The Berkshire County District Attorney’s office says that 55-year-old Stuart Zebrowski of Chicopee pleaded guilty to several charges Monday, including three counts of burning a building, four counts of breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, and nine counts of burning wood or other property.

Prosecutors say that Zebrowski set fires to structures in New Marlborough, Sandisfield, and Great Barrington between June 2011 and March 2012.

They also say that Zebrowski set several brush fires in Marlborough, Egremont, Richmond, Lee, and Monterey between April 2009 and April 2012.

Zebrowksi’s attorney said his client was a veteran and a hard-working family man who suffered from an unspecified “condition.”

Judge John Agostini ordered Zebrowski to serve a concurrent four to seven year prison term at MCI-Cedar Junction in Walpole.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.


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