BATH, N.Y. — A New York woman has been convicted of murder for setting fire to the upstate home of a man who died in the blaze.
The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports (http://stargaz.tt/2wr2kZl ) a Steuben (stoo-BEHN’) County jury needed less than three hours Tuesday to convict 38-year-old Iryn Meyers, of Wayland, on charges that included second-degree murder and arson.
Authorities she and her husband, 45-year-old Joseph Meyers, killed David O’Dell by setting fire to his Wayland home in February 2016. Prosecutors say the couple killed O’Dell to collect more than $140,000 in insurance money.
Joseph Meyers was convicted of first-degree murder last May. He’s serving 23 years to life in prison.
His wife faces a minimum of 15 years to life and a maximum of 25 years to life when she’s sentenced Oct. 18.
Information from: Star-Gazette, http://www.stargazette.com