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Pilato sentenced for murder, arson

Rochester, N.Y. - Michael Pilato was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison after he poured gasoline on the stairs and set fire to his family's Webster home in December 2011.

This was the maximum sentence he could receive.

The Webster teen was convicted in June of intentionally killing his father and brothers in that fire - found guilty of nine counts of murder, attempted murder, and arson.

His mother and sister escaped the flames, but his father and two brothers lost their lives.

His mother believes Pilato may have been under the influence of bath salts or synthetic marijuana the night he set that fire.

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Washington Times