Kevin Crozier was sentenced to 6 years in state prison on Friday after pleading guilty to his part in burning down a home in Worcester in 2015.
Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office says the 31 year old pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit arson and arson of a dwelling in the burning of the single-family home at 11 Dixfield Road. Two co-defendants, Scott Phelan and Lionel Bermudez, have also pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing in Superior Court.
Assistant District Attorney Christopher Hodgens recommended a sentence of 12 to 15 years in prison, while defense attorney Kevin Larson recommended that Crozier be released because he has already spent more than 3 years in jail since his arrest for the crimes.
A Worcester Police investigation revealed that Crozier, Phelan and Bermudez agreed to burn down the home where Crozier lived with his girlfriend Sabrina Hatheway. It is believed that Crozier told Phelan and Bermudez that he wanted the house burned down for the insurance money. Crozier promised $1,000 to the one who set the fire, ADA Hodgens said in court, but the house was not insured and the money was never paid.
The fire took place on January 1, 2015, but Sabrina Hatheway, originally from Webster, was reported missing just 10 days earlier. She has not been seen since December 21, 2014. Her missing persons case remains under investigation.
Sabrina’s mother, 43 year old Brenda Hatheway of Webster was found unresponsive in the street near her home on the morning of April 30, 2017. Joseph Kenadek was indicted on by a Worcester County Grand Jury for 2nd degree murder back in March.