- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Superior Court has temporarily suspended a judge’s decision to set bail at $750,000 for a Pittsburgh man awaiting a new trial on charges he set a fire that killed three firefighters in 1995.

Allegheny County Judge Joseph Williams III last month ordered the new trial of Greg Brown Jr.Williams ruled the jury didn’t properly hear that two witnesses received reward money, which Brown’s defense might have used to attack their credibility.

Williams then set bail for Brown, meaning he might get out of prison until the new trial.

But the appeals court on Wednesday set aside the bail order at the request of county prosecutors until Brown’s attorneys can file a response by March 21.

Prosecutors want Brown, who is now 36, to stay incarcerated while they appeal Williams‘ decision to grant the new trial.

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