Worker who set fire to submarine to be sentenced

Associated Press
FILE - Casey Fury is seen in a file booking photo provided by the Dover, N.H., Police Department . Fury, of Portsmouth, N.H., a former shipyard worker accused of setting a fire May 23, 2012 that caused about $450 million in damage to the nuclear submarine USS Miami, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday March 15, 2013 . Under a plea agreement, Fury faces a sentence of about 15 to 19 years on Friday. (AP Photo/Dover Police Department, File)
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FILE - Casey Fury is seen in a file booking photo provided by the Dover, N.H., Police Department . Fury, …

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A shipyard worker who set fire to the USS Miami because he wanted to go home and ended up causing $450 million in damage is due to be sentenced.

Under a plea agreement, Casey James Fury faces a sentence of about 15 to 19 years on Friday. He can withdraw his guilty pleas if a greater penalty is imposed for the fire that injured seven and caused extensive damage.

Fury, formerly of Portsmouth, N.H., admitted setting the May 23 fire while the nuclear submarine was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

The Navy intends to repair the Los Angeles-class attack sub, which is based in Groton, Conn. But the repairs have been postponed for now because of the automatic federal budget cuts.

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