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A Buffalo man who unintentionally set a fire which killed his 7-year-old son in their home in January will not go to prison. Joseph Conti, 54, was sentenced to five years probation Thursday in State Supreme Court.

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A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to a count of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of his son in a house fire in January.

The father of a seven-year-old boy who died in a house fire late last month appeared in Buffalo City Court Tuesday morning for a charge unrelated to the fire, but for which an order was in place that should have prevented him from being in the home on the night of the fire.

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Authorities say Joseph Conti has been cooperating with officials investigating the blaze that took the life of his 7-year-old son Anthony.