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Lawyers for a man accused in the arson deaths of three Pittsburgh firefighters two decades ago are seeking to have the state's highest court handle the case

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PITTSBURGH — Lawyers for a man accused in the arson deaths of three Pittsburgh firefighters two decades ago are seeking to have the state's highest court handle the case.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1QnsU6R ) attorneys for Gregory Brown Jr. filed a request on Thursday asking the state Supreme Court to take over the case and go to trial.

Defense attorneys say prosecutors have been delaying by appealing a judge's decision not to recuse himself.

Prosecutors have said the judge was biased against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a prospective witness.

An Allegheny County District Attorney spokesman had no comment on the request.

Brown was sentenced to three life terms in the 1995 fire. He won a new trial by saying prosecutors didn't disclose that two witnesses had been promised reward money.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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