Antun Lewis gets new trial

James W. Wade III | 10/28/2013, 9:29 a.m.
Man accused of setting deadly house fire gets new trial

Cleveland-Jury Selection is set to get underway Monday in the retrial of the suspect in Cleveland’s deadliest house fire.

Antun Lewis, 29, was convicted two years ago on federal charges for setting the fire on East 87th Street in 2005.

It killed Medeia Carter, 33, and eight children who were at the home for a birthday sleepover.

In 2012, a judge declared the testimony of government jailhouse informants against Lewis unreliable and ordered a new trial.

A court of appeals sided with the judge earlier this year.

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