- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A judge has set a retrial date for a man accused of starting a 1995 fire in Pittsburgh that killed three firefighters.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2dxUeBg ) a judge on Wednesday scheduled jury selection for Jan. 4 in Greg Brown’s retrial. Testimony is scheduled to begin the following week.

Brown had been convicted in 1997 of three second-degree murder counts in the deaths of Thomas Brooks, Patricia Conroy and Marc Kolenda.

Prosecutors said he set the blaze in order to collect a $20,000 renter’s insurance policy.

Brown’s conviction was thrown out two years ago after the defense said prosecutors and a federal agent failed to turn over evidence that witnesses were offered money in exchange for their testimony.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com


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