Hudson Falls man sentenced for arson that killed girlfriend

January 12, 2018 05:59 PM

A Hudson Falls man who set a fire that killed his girlfriend was sentenced on Friday.

Derrick Guilder received 22 years to life behind bars.

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He pleaded guilty in December to murder.

Prosecutors say Guilder planned the fire as a murder-suicide because Ashley Coltrain was breaking up with him. However, he panicked and escaped onto the roof as she remained inside the smoke-filled house.


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