In Cleveland Federal Court, opening statements were heard Tuesday afternoon in the re-trial for Antun Lewis.
He 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.
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.
Most of those who died were members of an extended family of siblings and cousins.