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Ironwood woman gets 11 years in prison for Pines arson

 

December 18, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

A LIT open sign may hint at progress, but the Pines Cafe remains closed after a fire in August destroyed the restaurant's interior and the apartments above it. Hykesha Martin was sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday for starting the fire.

By RICHARD JENKINS

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BESSEMER - An Ironwood woman will serve at least 11 years in prison for starting the fire above the Pines Cafe earlier this year.

Hykesha Deshay Martin, 24, was sentenced to 11-50 years for first-degree arson in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday for the August fire above that destroyed the downtown Ironwood restaurant and apartments above it.

"You endangered lives, property - and that's just (the tangible things). There are other things that were involved here. There were people's hearts and souls that were in that cafe," Circuit Judge Micha...



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