Jury trial for man accused of burning pickup truck behind Cornwall bar

In this file photo provided by Marc Desforges, flames engulf a pickup truck behind Bill's Sports Bar on Thirteenth Street on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The lawyer for a Lunenburg man accused of setting the truck on fire has asked for a jury trial. (Marc Desforges via Newswatch Group, File)

CORNWALL – A South Stormont man accused of setting a pickup truck on fire behind a Cornwall bar this summer will be tried by a jury of his peers.

Cody Shaw, 29, of Lunenburg was charged with arson in June after the pickup behind Bill’s Sports Bar on Thirteenth Street was a ball of flames around 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 2.

Shaw’s lawyer, Bill Wade, asked for a trial by judge and jury during a court appearance Thursday (Nov. 14).

The case will be heard again next month when the court will assign dates for the trial.

The maximum prison sentence for a person convicted of arson with damage to property is 14 years.

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