BRIDGETON, N.J. - A Philadelphia teenager has pleaded guilty to helping set a fire that destroyed a Vineland bowling alley.
The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office said Friday that the 17-year-old boy, whose name has not been released because of his age, pleaded guilty Tuesday in juvenile court to conspiracy to commit arson.
Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of two years in custody. Sentencing is scheduled for June 30.
Prosecutors say the teen and a 21-year-old Philadelphia man were hired by the manager of a rival bowling alley to start the fire that destroyed Loyle Lanes on Jan. 11. The others charged are awaiting trial. - AP