A man accused of setting fire to a Lexington apartment complex in April 2010 pleaded guilty earlier this month on numerous criminal charges stemming from the incident.
Brandon Dockery, 22, under a plea agreement with prosecutors, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree arson, two counts of attempted murder and five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Prosecutors recommended that Dockery receive 15 years in prison on the arson count; 20 years on one of the attempted murder counts and 10 years on the other; five years each on two wanton endangerment counts, and one year each on the three remaining wanton endangerment counts.
The fire, at Parkway Apartments at 1123 Centre Parkway, left 64 people homeless. Fifteen apartments were destroyed or damaged by the blaze. City inspectors condemned 21 additional units.
Authorities have said the fire was set after an argument between Dockery and others in one of the apartments.
Dockery was indicted in June 2010 on a first-degree arson charge; four counts of attempted murder for allegedly trying to kill Jessica Matthews, Michael Matthews, Michael Matthews Jr. and Steve Matthews; and 19 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, which involved 19 other people who were at the apartment complex during the fire.
Dockery is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 22.