Northampton man pleads guilty in fatal arson


A Northampton man charged with setting fires in the city, including one that killed an elderly man and his son, has pleaded guilty to arson and manslaughter charges during his trial. Anthony Baye pleaded guilty Monday in Hampden Superior Court, as the second day of testimony in his trial was getting started. He had been charged with murder in the December 2009 deaths of World War II veteran Paul Yeskie Sr., 81, and his son, Paul Yeskie Jr., 39, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charges of manslaughter for each death. Baye, 28, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

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