CLEVELAND (AP) - A man accused of setting a Cleveland house fire that killed nine people, including eight children at a birthday sleepover, says he would never do anything to harm a child.
Antun Lewis tells The Associated Press in a short handwritten note from prison that he's crazy about children. He says he knew the victims and they were like family to him.
He was indicted two weeks ago by a federal grand jury in the May 21, 2005, fire.
Lewis, who could face the death penalty if convicted, is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 30.