Trials and Arbitration

Deliberations will continue next week in retrial of mother accused of killing 6 children in fire in 1992

Deliberations will continue next week in retrial of mother accused of killing 6 children in fire in 1992

Jurors will continue deliberations next week in the trial of a woman accused of intentionally setting a fire to her East Baltimore home 25 years ago, killing her six children.

The case was sent to the panel on Monday in the trial of Tonya Lucas, 54, who was previously convicted in 1993 of six counts of first-degree felony murder and was serving six consecutive life terms. But that conviction was overturned in December 2015 due to discredited arson investigation methods.

During a four-week retrial, prosecutors again sought to show jurors that Lucas intentionally set fire to her East Baltimore home, in the 2400 block of E. Eager St., in hopes of receiving rental...

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