Thursday, July 24, 2008

Groin fire Incident - Men sentenced

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 21 (CFN) -- Two Men sentenced in groin fire case
Summary - Groin fire - Basic Information
Incident Type:
Crotch fire
Location: Elliot Tuleja's crotch located somewhere in the San Luis Obispo area
Cause: Crotch fire as a joke Jan. 18
Injuries: Tuleja was treated for serious burns to his groin area
Charges: The two California men were charged for crotch arson and ordered to spend time behind bars for setting a friend's groin area on fire as a joke, officials said.
Convicted:
Matthew Craig Pillers, 22, and Jack Brent Nicholas Keiffer, 19, did not contest felony charges of causing a fire that led to great bodily injury, court officials said.
Planned actions: Pillers was ordered Thursday to spend two years in state prison after turning down a sentence of 270 days in County jail with a probation period.
Pillers said he would rather go to prison than be on parole and probation simultaneously.
Keiffer was ordered to spend 45 days in a county jail, 100 hours of community service and substance abuse education, prosecutors said.

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