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Corning man who left grandmother to die in house fire will spend 3-9 years in prison

A 24-year-old Corning man is headed to prison after a fire that claimed the life of his grandmother was found to be caused by a meth lab.

Justin Gause, 24, of Corning was sentenced to 3-9 years in prison for second-degree manslaughter.


He and his 34-year-old brother, Jarrett, were accused of having a meth lab inside their home in 2019. It caught fire and the home was destroyed by fire.

Investigators later found that the two brothers saved the meth lab equipment, but did not attempt to save Gladys Willow.

They also failed to report the fire.

Jarrett Gause was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison after being found guilty of tampering with physical evidence.



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