Teen sentenced for arson that killed dog
A Kamloops teen who pleaded guilty in May to arson charges after setting a fire inside a North Shore home that killed a family dog has been sentenced as an adult.
Tristan Fernandez was arrested on April 17 — five days after fire gutted a home on Clearwater Avenue and killed a family pet.
The 15-year-old will spend another year behind bars before being placed on a three-year probation term.
The blaze was one of more than 50 suspicious fires in Kamloops in the last year. Police would not comment on whether they believe the 15-year-old is responsible for any other arsons.