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.

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