CLEVELAND (AP) — The judge and attorneys are interviewing prospective jurors for the retrial of a man suspected in the arson deaths of a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in Cleveland.
Federal Judge Solomon Oliver summoned more than 30 prospective jurors for one-on-one interviews Monday in his chambers in the case against 29-year-old Antun Lewis. Jury selection began Friday.
The judge wants to complete jury selection in time for jurors to be taken Tuesday to see the scene of the 2005 fire.
Lewis was convicted at his first trial. The conviction was overturned over what the judge called "deeply troubling" testimony by jailhouse snitches and an alleged accomplice never charged in the case.
Lewis could face life in prison if convicted.