Amber Rose Cowan

May 6, 2016 12:28 PM

Franklin women convicted of setting apartment building on fire sentenced to 5-10 years

FRANKLIN — A Franklin woman has been sentenced to 5 to 10 years behind bars after she set fire to an apartment building that was a complete loss last year.

Wednesday, 29-year-old Amber Rose Cowan was told she will be spending 5 to 10 years in the New Hampshire State Prison and was also ordered to pay an estimated $480,000 in restitution.

September 16, 2015, the Franklin Fire Department responded to a building fire at 34-36 School Street. There was heavy fire throughout the entire second floor and the two and a half story apartment building was completely lost. The department was told that the building was set on fire and they were able to take Cowan into custody and charge her with one count of felony arson.

Cowan made threats to the property owner after she was evicted and police reported that she said she was going to burn the building.

The people in the building at the time escaped without injury.

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