Schenectady man sentenced for killing stepdad by lighting him on fire

January 22, 2018 06:54 PM

A man from Schenectady got the maximum sentence Monday for killing his stepfather.

Andrell Leppanen will serve 25 years to life in prison for the murder of 59-year-old Kevin Hawkins.

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Leppanen threw gasoline on Hawkins, then lit him on fire after a fight in August 2016.

Hawkins died from his injuries two months later.




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