Guilty Plea for Arson Fire That Destroyed Playground at FDR Park


January 30, 2013: 26-year-old Kevin Beattie pleaded guilty today to Arson and Conspiracy charges for a 2012 fire that destroyed a South Philadelphia playground.  On June 17, 2012 the playground at FDR Park was reduced to rubble by a blaze that was intentionally set.  Beattie admitting his guilt in court today and will be sentenced on March 14, 2013 in courtroom 502 at the CJC.  ADA Nicole Pedicino of the DAO’s South Division successfully prosecuted this case.




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