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Man accused in Cleveland's deadliest fire takes the stand

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Antun Lewis took the stand on Tuesday in his re-trial.

Lewis was previously convicted of setting Cleveland's deadliest fire. A federal judge decided Lewis was entitled to a new trial based on testimony from unreliable witnesses.

Lewis, 29, maintains his innocence. If found guilty, he faces life in prison.

The fire back in May of 2005 on East 87th Street killed a woman and eight children.

7-year-old Faith Jones, 12-year-old Shauntavia Mitchell, 13-year-old Miles Golden Cockfield, 13-year-old Antwon Jackson Jr., 14-year-old Moses William Jr., 15-year-old Devonte Carter, 12-year-old Maleeya Williams, and 33-year-old Media Carter all died from smoke inhalation during a birthday sleepover.

This re-trial has been ongoing since November 1.

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