WHEATON, Ill. — A suburban Chicago judge has scheduled a new trial Sept. 12 for a man convicted 20 years ago of arson and murder in his mother-in-law’s death.

The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports (http://bit.ly/2q7rKqP ) DuPage County Judge Liam Brennan set the trial date Wednesday for 60-year-old William Amor, who has been serving a 45-year prison sentence.

Amor is accused of intentionally igniting the 1995 Naperville fire that killed Marianne Miceli. But last month the judge vacated Amor’s conviction after considering new advances in fire science. The judge set Amor’s bail at $100,000. Amor’s attorney says attempts to raise the 10 percent, or $10,000, needed to free Amor before trial are ongoing.

State records show Amor is held at the Taylorville Correctional Facility in central Illinois. His case is next due in court June 9.

Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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