Curtis E. Reed, who set his girlfriend's son ablaze after an early-morning altercation in their St. Paul home last summer, was sentenced Thursday in Ramsey County District Court to 12 years in prison, the Star Tribune reports.
Reed, 55, pleaded guilty as charged on March 2 to first-degree assault on Antoine Willis, the Pioneer Press reports. Ramsey County District Judge Rosanne Nathanson called the attack "senseless and unconscionable."
The victim, Antoine Willis Jr., then 19, had been asleep when Reed sprayed him with lighter fluid and lit him on fire, according to the Star Tribune.
Willis attended the sentencing, but did not speak to the judge or with reporters afterward. He had scarring on the left side of his neck, but he appeared in good physical condition, the Star Tribune reports.
The Pioneer Press reports Reed apologized to Willis on Thursday, saying, "I made a stupid mistake."