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Man found guilty AGAIN in Cleveland's deadliest arson case

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The jury reached a verdict around 3:30 Friday afternoon in the re-trial for Antun Lewis.

Lewis was found guilty.

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. Lewis took the stand in his own defense earlier this week.

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