Ohio man gets life in 2005 burning death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison for dousing a crack-house doorman with gasoline before another man set him on fire.

Forty-one-year-old Shane Albert was sentenced Tuesday in Columbus following his October conviction of murder, aggravated arson and kidnapping.

Prosecutors said he doused 48-year-old Charles "Frank" Calloway with gas in 2005 and a second man dropped a lighted piece of paper on him. Calloway died from his injuries.

Authorities say the crime was committed because the men thought Calloway had information about a shooting at the crack house two days earlier.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1bwUlqA) reports that investigators initially suspected that Calloway fell asleep while smoking on a couch and ruled the death an accident. But in 2009, a tip led detectives to reopen the case.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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