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Man gets 30-year sentence for deadly fire

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A former boarder in a Sparta rooming house will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for a fire that killed another resident in the home.

Michael Piranian, 62, was sentenced Thursday for a March 2012 fire that killed Kori VanHulle, 24, a resident in a basement apartment in the rooming house.

Circuit Court Judge Mark Trusock sentenced Piranian to 30-100 years on a charge of second-degree murder and 6-10 years on a separate charge of assault with intent to murder.

Police said Piranian had a prior altercation with the homeowner and that person's caregiver, and set the house and stairs to the basement on fire.

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Judge Trusock also ordered Piranian to pay $160,000 in restitution.