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Cherry Creek teen who killed siblings in house fire sentenced to life in prison

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Akeem Rolett Rooks was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for sexually abusing a child, then intentionally setting a house fire that killed his 4-year-old sister and 2-year-old brother last spring. Rooks, 19, was arrested and charged May 2, 2008, after a fire in Cherry Creek that destroyed the log home of his grandmother. Rooks’ little sister Keya, 4, and brother Marvin, 2, were inside and died in the blaze. Another sister, Lady Hawk Rooks, then 9, managed to escape.

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