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Judge agrees to postpone sentencing in Cleveland arson fire that killed 9 people in 2005
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, June 9, 2014 6:25 AM EDT
Sentencing has been postponed for a man twice convicted of killing a woman and eight children at a sleepover in Cleveland's deadliest arson fire.
In his order, Oliver acknowledged that prosecutors filed a memorandum late on Thursday raising "significant sentencing issues," so he agreed to postpone sentencing to give Lewis' attorney more time to prepare.
The fire killed 33-year-old Medeia Carter, four of her children and four other youngsters attending a birthday sleepover party on May 21, 2005.
The judge on Thursday denied a motion seeking dismissal of the arson charge, and a request for another trial.