Staten Island convent fire suspects arraigned - FOX 35 News Orlando

Staten Island convent fire suspects arraigned

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (AP) -

Three men are charged with setting a New York City convent on fire and stealing a golden chalice from the building.

Vincent Calder, 19, is charged with arson, burglary and other charges. Christopher Sasso, 19, and Diego Tuso, 19, face burglary, criminal trespass and other charges. All three have pleaded not guilty. Their lawyers did not return calls for comment.

The Staten Island district attorney's office said Friday there wasn't enough evidence to charge the men under hate crimes statute.

A criminal complaint says a nun fractured three vertebrae when she jumped from a second-floor window to escape the fire early Saturday on Staten Island.

The convent is on the grounds of St. Joseph Hill Academy, a 14-acre Catholic school for kindergarten through 12th grade.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices