Homeless men sentenced in death of firefighter
(AP) - Two homeless men have been sentenced for setting a fire that resulted in the death of a veteran New Jersey firefighter.
Twenty-year-old Emilio Vasquez was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
Thirty-one-year-old Jose Flores was sentenced to jail time already served after pleading guilty to trespassing.
Prosecutors say they set a fire inside a vacant building in Elizabeth in January 2009 to try to keep warm.
Firefighter Gary Stephens, a 28-year veteran, was killed when he was struck by a fire truck as it backed up toward a hydrant.
Authorities said both defendants are illegal immigrants and will be deported, Vasquez to Guatemala, Flores to El Salvador.