Openings set in Mass. trial over 2009 fatal fire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Attorneys are expected to
make their opening statements in the trial of a Northampton man accused
of causing the fire deaths of a father and son in 2009.

Twenty-8-year-old Anthony Baye has pleaded not
guilty to charges including arson and murder. He is accused of setting
15 fires on Dec. 27, 2009, including a house fire that took the lives of
81-year-old Paul Yeskie Sr. and his son, 39-year-old Paul Yeskie Jr.

After the lawyers openings Thursday morning, jurors
are scheduled to visit scenes related to the case. Testimony expected
to start Friday morning.

Judge Constance Sweeney moved the trial out of
Northampton. She also ruled that Baye would not be tried on charges
related to other fires set earlier in 2009.

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