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Man gets 13-year sentence for setting apartment fire in Bloomington

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A man who set fire to an apartment building in Bloomington in May has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Anthony Hughlett, 45, of Gibson City, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an attempted murder charge in McLean County court where judge Casey Costigan handed down the sentence.

Prosecutors dropped charges of aggravated arson and residential arson as part of the plea deal.

Two apartment units were damaged in the blaze, but no one was injured, authorities said.

Bloomington Police arrested Hughlett in June, two weeks after the fire damaged an apartment on Todd Drive on the city's east side.

Hughlett was given credit for 63 days served in the McLean County Jail; he will be required to serve 85% of his sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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