Landlord in deadly New York City explosion sentenced

Maria Hrynenko may get four to 12 years in prison for allowing an illegal gas line on her property to explode and kill two people.
1:06 | 01/18/20

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You'll remember the images from New York City, the massive billing explosion that killed two in 2015. Tonight, the building contractor and owner have been sentenced. Here's erielle reshef. Reporter: Tonight, sentences handed down for the deadly gas explosion that destroyed three buildings, killing two and injuring more than a dozen. This was the scene in 2015, surveillance video capturing the moment of the blast. A five-story building engulfed in flames. Investigators saying this fireball was sparked by an illegally tapped gas line to make unlicensed renovations. The three suspects learning their fate today. Building owner Maria hrynenko, athanasios Ioannidis, and dilber kukich all sentenced today to 4 to 12 years in state prison. The victims saying the punishment is too light. We just wanted justice and wanted them to feel our pain. Reporter: The blast shed a light on vulnerabilities in New York City's infrastructure. The district attorney saying this sentencing is the consequence of cutting corners David. Thank you.

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