80 years for arsonist who lit group on fire in robbery attempt

Posted at 2:27 AM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 04:27:48-04

 A man who lit several people on fire during an attempted robbery in Denver has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

Prosecutors with the Denver District Attorney's Office say 36-year-old Terrance Hurt was sentenced Thursday for the December 2012 attack. He was convicted of attempted murder, assault, burglary, attempted aggravated robbery and arson.

Investigators say Hurt entered a home and sprayed gasoline on several people before lighting them on fire. Four people were injured, two seriously.

The attack was tied to an earlier robbery of an Ace Cash Express store in which Hurt used gasoline and set the business' building on fire.


Sign up for Denver7 email alerts to stay informed about breaking news and daily headlines.

Or, keep up-to-date by following Denver7 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.