Former Connecticut State Trooper Sentenced for Arson

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH)- A former Connecticut state trooper was sentenced on Tuesday to more than 12 years in prison for the October 2014 arson of his brother’s home.

Police say Ronald Carlson had been planning for seven years to set fire to his brother’s house in Haddam. They say he was upset over a disputed $2.3 million family inheritance.

His brother, Tom Carlson, spoke at the sentencing. According to the Associated Press, Tom Carlson said he’ll never be able to forget the face of the “man I shared a childhood bedroom with” running up his driveway as the fire tore through his Candlewood Hill Road home.

Ronald Carlson also faces two five-year sentences for burglary and criminal mischief.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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