The second of two brothers involved in the July 5 fire at the Patrick Cudahy meatpacking plant in Cudahy was sentenced Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He will spend his next three Julys behind bars.
A Milwaukee County Circuit judge gave 25-year-old Kurtis Popp the same sentence given to his 23-year-old brother, Joshua Popp: a suspended sentence and three years of probation.
As a condition of their probation, the brothers must each perform 500 hours of community service and spend the next three months of July locked up at the Milwaukee County Correctional Facility-South, long known as the House of Correction.
Both brothers pleaded guilty to a crime of second-degree recklessly endangering safety. Police say former Marine Joshua Popp provided the military-grade flare, which Kurtis Popp launched as the two were celebrating the Fourth of July.
The flare landed on the roof of the Patrick Cudahy plant, causing a fire that lasted for days and causing more than $50 million in damage. No one was injured by the fire.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel