Guilty plea to arson of Penticton townhouses

A Penticton teen is pleading guilty to arson after the residents of four townhouse units in Cascade Gardens were displaced in a fire.

Heavy smoke coming out of one of the four townhouses affected from a fire that was started in a residence in Cascade Gardens in October.

Heavy smoke coming out of one of the four townhouses affected from a fire that was started in a residence in Cascade Gardens in October.

A Penticton teen is pleading guilty to arson after the residents of four townhouse units were displaced from their homes following an Oct. 13 fire.

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Sydney Leer, 18, pleaded guilty to arson damaging property in Penticton Provincial Court on Tuesday, Nov. 22. She has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric report with her pre-sentence report

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A publication ban remains relating to the circumstances which took place.

Leer returns to court Jan. 4.

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