HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The aunt of a Connecticut teenager in prison for setting fires that terrorized a town has herself been sentenced to time behind bars.

The Courant reports that Theresa Izzo, of Enfield, was sentenced to a year in prison for fabricating evidence and witness tampering.

Prosecutors say she tried to provide an alibi for her nephew, 18-year-old Davidson Izzo, whom she described as her son. She raised her nephew because his own mother died when he was an infant.

According to police, Theresa Izzo had two co-workers at the diner where she worked sign letters stating that Davidson Izzo was with her at the time one fire was set.

She apologized in court.

Davdison Izzo was sentenced to five years in prison in February for setting two fires in 2014 and 2015.

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