Lucas Piper sentenced for trying to kill people he met at String Cheese Incident concert

We don't usually think of String Cheese Incident fans as homicidal. But last August, Lucas Piper was accused of being an exception to this rule, for allegedly trying to burn down a house full of people he met at an SCI show at Red Rocks.

Now, Piper has been sentenced to more than two decades in stir for the crime -- and Rachel Lewin, his companion at the scene, is due in court tomorrow regarding charges of attempted murder and arson.

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