SCHOOL VOTE

Click or tap here for school budget vote results

Orange County man sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal arson fire

An Orange County man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in a fatal arson fire on Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2022, 10:56 PM

Updated 637 days ago

Share:

Orange County man sentenced to 25 years to life for fatal arson fire
An Orange County man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in a fatal arson fire on Tuesday.
Ryan Veloce, 32, of Montgomery was convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree arson.
The fire occurred at single-family home in Montgomery last summer. A 46- year-old resident died of smoke inhalation.
Authorities say Veloce set the fire using kerosene because he believed the victim had stolen cocaine from him the night before.
The judge noted the victim had saved Veloce's life the night before by administering Narcan to reverse the effects of a drug overdose.
*Editor's Note: A previous version of this story erroneously stated Veloce pleaded guilty in the case. He was convicted of the charges in July.


More from News 12
1:19
Several Hudson Valley schools vote to pierce state tax cap in budget votes

Several Hudson Valley schools vote to pierce state tax cap in budget votes

2:34
July-feel Wednesday in the Hudson Valley; severe storm chance Thursday

July-feel Wednesday in the Hudson Valley; severe storm chance Thursday

RESULTS: News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley School Vote 2024

RESULTS: News 12 Westchester/Hudson Valley School Vote 2024

1:18
Officials: At least 6 injured in multivehicle crash in Putnam County

Officials: At least 6 injured in multivehicle crash in Putnam County

1:54
New Rochelle students investigate 'crime scenes' for forensic class final exam

New Rochelle students investigate 'crime scenes' for forensic class final exam

1:23
Mount Vernon School Board meeting ends before it can start as teachers push for contract negotiations to speed up

Mount Vernon School Board meeting ends before it can start as teachers push for contract negotiations to speed up

1:44
2 preschoolers injured in fatal Sullivan County school bus crash

2 preschoolers injured in fatal Sullivan County school bus crash

0:36
Connecticut woman arrested for stealing from the Putnam business she worked for

Connecticut woman arrested for stealing from the Putnam business she worked for

1:41
Westchester lawmaker tracks down constituents owed money by NY state following Turn To Tara report

Westchester lawmaker tracks down constituents owed money by NY state following Turn To Tara report

1:35
Newburgh police commissioner announces sudden resignation weeks after chief resigned

Newburgh police commissioner announces sudden resignation weeks after chief resigned

0:49
Former medical officer manager from Orange County pleads guilty to health care fraud

Former medical officer manager from Orange County pleads guilty to health care fraud

0:35
New York State Police identify victim in fatal Sprain Brook Parkway crash

New York State Police identify victim in fatal Sprain Brook Parkway crash

0:17
Yonkers students honor war heroes at 7th Ward War Memorial

Yonkers students honor war heroes at 7th Ward War Memorial

0:26
Police: 2 additional arrests made in 2019 cold case killing of Middletown man

Police: 2 additional arrests made in 2019 cold case killing of Middletown man

2:41
Made in the Hudson Valley: Jaymark Jewelers continues family legacy, four decades in the making

Made in the Hudson Valley: Jaymark Jewelers continues family legacy, four decades in the making

1:41
County manager: School bus driver dies in collision with another school bus

County manager: School bus driver dies in collision with another school bus

1:50
Catskill EMS workers taken off duty after video shows apparent mistreatment of disabled patient

Catskill EMS workers taken off duty after video shows apparent mistreatment of disabled patient

0:57
Parents of late Pace University student receive award at 2024 commencement ceremony

Parents of late Pace University student receive award at 2024 commencement ceremony

1:35
North Castle police: Officer shoots man who attacked police with knife in Armonk

North Castle police: Officer shoots man who attacked police with knife in Armonk