Crime

Men sentenced to three years’ probation for setting Penn State rugby team shed on fire

Two Penn State rugby players who set fire to the team shed will serve three years on probation, perform 200 hours of community service and pay $31,000 in restitution.

Senior Judge David E. Grine sentenced Christpher Petri, 23, and Sean Herbert, 22, according to the Centre County District Attorney's Office.

The charges stem from a January 2014 incident in which the two players, disgruntled by what they felt was unfair treatment, set the shed ablaze “to send the coach a message of discontent,” according to the District Attorney’s Office.

They were found guilty in a jury trial of felony charges including arson, criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy.

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