CLEVELAND — Jurors in the retrial of a man charged in a 2005 Cleveland fire have been taken in vans to see the house where the blaze killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover.
Police and federal agents blocked off the street as jurors were taken around the property, several at a time, on Tuesday.
Prosecuting attorneys, left, watch as police and federal agents blocked off the street as jurors were taken several at a time to a property where a 2005 Cleveland house fire killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Cleveland. Opening arguments have been postponed by a scheduling conflict until next Tuesday in the trial of 29-year-old Antun Lewis. He won a new trial based on unreliable prosecution testimony from jailhouse informants. At least some of the same informants will be called again to testify. Lewis could face life in prison if convicted. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Opening arguments in the trial of 29-year-old Antun Lewis are postponed until next Tuesday due to a health issue involving a trial attorney.
Lewis won a new trial based on unreliable prosecution testimony from jailhouse informants. Some of the informants will be called again to testify.
Lewis could face life in prison if convicted.
Authorities say Lewis was upset over a drug debt and dumped gasoline to set what became Cleveland's deadliest house fire.
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