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Couple gets prison time for setting apartment building on fire as retaliation

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A couple convicted of arson in a 2014 apartment building fire will spend nearly 18 combined years in prison.

The Department of Justice says married couple Levita Brewer and Stepfonz Campbell lit gasoline in a building near Sherman and Villard.

Officials say it was retaliation against the landlord who had evicted them from the building.

Multiple tenants and three Milwaukee firefighters were injured when they were forced to jump from a second story window to escape the flames.

Neighbors vividly remember the sight, and some told CBS 58 they believe the couple is now getting what they deserve.

Brewer is sentenced to 10 years. Campbell is sentenced to seven years and eight months. Both will be under supervised release for five years after their prison time.

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