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April 15, 1986

The only adult MOVE member who escaped the fiery confrontation with Philadelphia police in May was sentenced to prison after being convicted of rioting and conspiracy. Ramona Africa, 30, was sentenced to 16 months to seven years in prison. Judge Michael Stiles said that she will be eligible for parole in six months. Six MOVE adults and five of their children died, 61 houses were destroyed and 250 neighbors were left homeless when a fire, sparked by a bomb dropped from a police helicopter, raged through the middle-class neighborhood.

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