Man Cleared in West 83rd Explosion Will Be Sentenced on Burglary Charge

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man cleared of sparking an explosion on Cleveland Westside in February will go back to court Wednesday.

A jury found William Calderwood not guilty of arson, but did convict him of burglary. He will be sentenced on that charge and faces a maximum of 5 years behind bars.

The blast rocked the city's Westside and caused damage to 72 homes in the area. Four people sustained injuries, but have since recovered.

Calderwood, who is currently on probation in Michigan, is already a convicted arsonist.

In 1979, he was sent to prison for burning a house and then in 2004, he pleaded to burning another house and insurance fraud. Calderwood was sentenced to just probation.

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