Sources: Plea deal offered to rabbi, son team charged with sparking fatal Evergreen fire in Rockland
Several sources tell News 12's Tara Rosenblum that a plea deal has been offered to a rabbi and son team who were charged with sparking the fatal Evergreen fire in Rockland County.
The deal offers misdemeanor probation with no prison time, sources say.
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The March 2021 fire killed 79-year-old resident Oliver Hueston and 35-year-old volunteer firefighter Jared Lloyd.
Father and son rabbis Nathaniel and Aaron Sommer had faced multiple charges stemming from the fire, including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment.
This follows charges being dropped for two Spring Valley building department workers also involved in the case.
Sources say the plea deal will be formally accepted Tuesday at County Court.
Jared Lloyd's father, Calvin, says his family is being left without the justice they deserve.
“For two years, they were able to celebrate holidays and enjoy their family. For two years, we're at his gravesite. That's not justice,” he said.