LAWRENCEBURG — A woman who burned her grandmother's house was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday.
Cheryl Brogan, 43, was sentenced to 20 years for second-degree arson and five years for first-degree wanton endangerment by Anderson Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.
The sentences are to be served consecutively, for a total of 25 years.
Firefighters rescued Brogan's grandmother Jeanette Scroggins, 81, from a fire at 309 Center Street in Lawrenceburg on March 1, 2009. Brogan had lived with the grandmother and was her primary caregiver.
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Brogan's attorney, Scott Getsinger, asked the judge for probation, noting that "nobody was injured" and that the act "was completely out of character" for Brogan.
If she got probation, Brogan had an offer to stay with an aunt in Arizona, Getsinger said. But Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney David Nutgrass said that while no one was injured, probation would "seriously depreciate the seriousness of the crime."
Hickman agreed but said he would consider shock probation for Brogan later.