Bail granted for man getting new trial in connection to in deadly fire

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PITTSBURGH —

Nearly two decades ago, three Pittsburgh firefighters were killed battling a fire in Homewood.

A new trial was granted for Gregory Brown Jr., and on Monday, Channel 11 learned a judge granted him bail.  Bail is set at $750,000 cash.

“It’s possible that Greg Brown and his family will be able to raise the funds necessary for him to have a few days of freedom after 18 years of wrongful conviction,” said defense attorney Dave Fawcett.

Brown was found guilty of second-degree murder for the firefighters’ deaths.  Jurors blamed Brown for setting the fire.

In February, a judge granted Brown a new trial after ruling that prosecutors failed to disclose to jurors that two witnesses were paid reward money in exchange for the testimony.