Guilty plea in fire that destroyed Phila. playground

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The suspect in a fire that destroyed a playground in South Philadelphia pleaded guilty on Thursday.

Kevin Beattie, 26, entered the plea to arson and conspiracy charges during a court hearing in Center City.

The fire back on June 17 reduced the playground at FDR park to charred rubble.

The playground was equipped to accommodate children with disabilities.

Beattie will be sentenced March 14th.

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