New trial to begin in November for man accused in Cleveland's deadliest fire
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
A hearing was held on Tuesday morning to decide on a new trial date for the man accused of setting Cleveland's deadliest fire.
The new trial for Antun Lewis will begin on November 1.
Lewis was convicted of setting the fire back in 2005 that killed a woman and eight children.
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 died from smoke inhalation during a birthday sleepover.
A federal judge decided Lewis was entitled to a new trial based on testimony from unreliable witnesses.