CLEVELAND -- Jurors in the retrial of Antun Lewis, charged in a 2005 Cleveland fire, have been taken in vans to see the E. 87th Street house where the blaze killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover.
Police and federal agents blocked off the street as jurors were taken around the property, several at a time, on Tuesday.
Opening arguments in the trial of Lewis, 29, are postponed until next Tuesday due to a health issue involving a trial attorney. Lewis won a new trial based on unreliable prosecution testimony from jailhouse informants.
Some of the informants will be called again to testify. Lewis could face life in prison if convicted. Authorities say Lewis was upset over a drug debt and dumped gasoline to set what became Cleveland's deadliest house fire.