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California Briefing / San Gabriel Valley

No retrial for SUV arsonist

November 11, 2009|Carol J. Williams

A Caltech graduate student whose conviction and sentencing for a 2003 bombing rampage against SUVs in the San Gabriel Valley was overturned in September won't be retried, the U.S. attorney's office has decided.

Instead, William Cottrell will be resentenced Monday on the one remaining conspiracy count where his conviction still stands, a charge that carries a potential 10-year term, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.

Cottrell, 29, was convicted five years ago in an Aug. 22, 2003, arson attack that damaged or destroyed 125 vehicles at dealerships and in resi- ential areas of Duarte, West Covina, Arcadia and Monro- via.

-- Carol J. Williams

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