Todd Mandoline, 26, was sentenced to 27 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated arson, sentences that will run consecutively, prosecutors said.
It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.
A 23-year old man is set to appear for a bond hearing in DuPage County Wednesday morning, accused of murder and arson.
A Villa Park man is facing murder charges after a deadly fire in Lombard.