Machall Castro: Man convicted of intentionally lighting building on fire to be sentenced

CINCINNATI -- An Oakley man convicted of aggravated arson after investigators say he lit the branches of his Christmas tree on fire in February is scheduled for sentencing Thursday morning in a Hamilton County courtroom.

Machall Castro, 22, was arrested at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after being treated for first-degree burns to his hands.

Castro admitted to intentionally starting the fire in the basement of his apartment building in the 3300 block of Alamo in Oakley, according to his arrest report.

He is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing at 9 a.m.

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