A cab driver who pleaded guilty in July to his role in the firebombing of a rival Layton cab firm's vehicles will be sentenced in November after a mental evaluation.
Roger McIntyre, 27, Layton, pleaded guilty in July in 2nd District Court to third-degree felony arson in the March 11 firebombing that damaged a cab owned by PM Cab of Layton.He also pleaded guilty to unrelated bad check charges. McIntyre was to be sentenced Tuesday but Judge Jon Memmott ordered the mental evaluation and reset sentencing for Nov. 26.
Michael Paolone, 32, owner of Tri-County Taxi and McIntyre's employer, also pleaded guilty in the March bombing. After being convicted of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl who worked for him, and faced with three more felony trials on separate charges, Paolone pleaded guilty in July to third-degree felony charges of arson, forgery, and attempted theft.
Paolone is serving concurrent zero-to-five-year sentences on the charges in the firebombing incident, then will serve a separate one-to-15-year term on the sexual abuse conviction.
The men admitted to building and planting explosive devices under two of the rival firm's cabs. One vehicle was damaged, but the second device failed to explode.
Paolone and McIntyre admitted the attack was aimed at putting PM Cab, owned by Hazel Duffy and her son, David Wedel, out of business.
Duffy was not happy with McIntyre's delayed sentencing.
"It's just great. They can blow up your house and just walk away," she said, leaving the courtroom Tuesday.