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    11Y Prison for Rachel Lewin in Arson and Attempted Extreme Indifference Murder

    Rachel Dawn Lewin, DOB: 5-26-92, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for her role in setting fire to an occupied house in Lakewood in July, 2013. Lewin and her boyfriend, Lucas Piper, were both arrested and convicted of arson and attempted murder.

    At 5:00 a.m. on July 27, West Metro Fire was called to an active house fire at 12368 W. Viewpoint Drive in Lakewood. There were nine people inside the house. They all escaped without injury but the dwelling sustained moderate fire damage.

    Earlier in the evening most of the occupants had attended a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Following the concert, at around 1:00 a. m, the group returned to the house on W. Viewpoint Drive. Ms. Lewin and her boyfriend, Lucas Piper, arrived at the house. Ms. Lewin and Piper knew the others only through mutual friends. A bonfire was lit in the back yard and one of the residents began to demonstrate his hobby of “fire twirling” for the group. Lucas Piper and two others were injured by the fire demonstration. Piper became very angry and left the house, saying that he was going to come back and burn the house down.

    Ms. Lewin and Piper drove to a convenience store. She went inside and purchased lighter fluid. They returned to the house and, using the lighter fluid as an accelerant, Piper set fire to the house while nine people slept inside.

    On May 15, 2014, Ms. Lewin pled guilty to Attempted First Degree Murder (naming all victims) (F2), First Degree Arson (F3), and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Arson (F4). She was sentenced on July 1, 2014.

    Piper Lucas pled guilty to the same three felony counts as Ms. Lewin and was sentenced to 22 years in prison on April 14, 2014.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    July 2, 2014

    Rachel Lewin

    Last Updated: 12-15-2014
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