Man convicted of manslaughter, arson in deadly boarding house fire

James Moses trial

A man on trial for a deadly house fire was found guilty Wednesday of manslaughter, two counts of attempted murder and arson.

James Kimo Moses was convicted of setting a boarding house on fire in February 2011. More than 20 people lived in the home. One of the residents, 76-year-old Clarence Isobe, was overcome by smoke and died.

The jury also found Moses guilty on one count of second-degree attempted assault and two counts of third-degree attempted assault. He will be sentenced July 16.

According to the Honolulu prosecutor’s office, Moses will receive life with the possibility of parole for the attempted murder convictions, up to 20 years each for the manslaughter and arson convictions, and up to one to five years for the attempted assault convictions.

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