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Cleveland's Deadliest Fire: Jury resumes deliberations in trial of Antun Lewis

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Deliberations resumed Monday morning in the trial of Antun Lewis.

He's accused of setting the blaze on East 87th Street back in May 2005 that killed nine people. Among the deceased were 8 kids and 1 adult.

Closing arguments begin Friday morning and the jury was dismissed for the weekend that afternoon.

Authorities tell 19 Action News that Lewis will not face the death penalty, a judge also added that Lewis has a low IQ and behavioral problems.

The victims were identified as 7-year-old Faith Jones, 12-year-old Shauntavia Mitchell, 13-year-old Miles Golden Cockfield, 13-year-old Antwon Jackson Jr., 14-year-old Moses William Jr., 15-year-old Devonte Carter, 12-year-old Maleeya Williams, and 33-year-old Media Carter. All of the victims died from smoke inhalation.

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