Teens plead not guilty in Shakespeare Theatre fire

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Three teens pleaded not guilty Tuesday in connection with the historic Shakespeare Theatre fire in Stratford.

Vincent Keller, 18, Christopher Sakowicz, 18, and Logan Caraballo, 17, are all facing charges for the fire that destroyed the theater.

The teens appeared in Bridgeport Superior Court where they pleaded not guilty to several charges, including arson, criminal trespass and burglary in the Shakespeare Theatre fire in March.

Police say both Keller and Sakowicz are seniors at Bunnell High School and were 17 at the time the alleged arson occurred.

Keller and Sakowicz are also accused of setting fires in West Haven, Southbury and Milford.

Police say Sakowicz and Keller are also accused of setting fires at the Southbury Training School and construction trailers at Silver Sands State Park, but not the pavilion fire there.

If convicted, there's a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence. They will appear in court again next month.



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