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Woman Pleads Guilty for Setting Home on Fire in Paterson


Passaic County authorities announced the entry of a guilty plea in the matter of State of New Jersey v. Erin Micco.

Officials said on April 26, Ms. Micco pled guilty to Aggravated Arson, a second-degree crime, before the Honorable Joseph Portelli, J.S.C.

According to Passaic County officials, Ms. Micco admitted under oath that on November 17, 2020, she lit a fire at the residence located at 13 Pearl Street in Paterson, thereby putting another person in danger of suffering death or serious bodily injury.

Officials say the offense carries a penalty of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison, and Ms. Micco will have to serve 85% of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole and three years of parole supervision following her release.

She is currently detained as the result of a detention motion filed on behalf of the State and granted by the Honorable Miguel de la Carrera on November 30, 2020.

A May 14, sentence date before the Honorable Joseph Portelli, J.S.C., has been set. Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Kerrigan represented the State. Leigh Saltiel, Esq, represented Ms. Micco.