Plea deal offered in deadly New Albany house fire

Cody Cashion
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A southern Indiana prosecutor says he's offered a plea deal to the teenager charged with starting a house fire that killed three young siblings.
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson told reporters after a court hearing Tuesday that he's giving 18-year-old Cody Cashion until an Aug. 5 pre-trial hearing to decide whether to accept the offer.
Henderson wouldn't give details but says Cashion could receive "extended prison time."
Cashion faces three counts of murder for the Jan. 4 fire in New Albany. Authorities say Cashion shot a flare into the house in retaliation for being robbed by a man who lived there but wasn't home at the time.

"They didn't deserve this," said Marie Hughes-Clark of her grandchildren, who died in the fire. "Just three innocent babies caught in something they had nothing to do with. It just hurts to see the person responsible. It just hurts."
Cashion's defense attorney didn't immediately return a telephone message Wednesday from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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