State Superior Court stays order granting bond to man charged in arson that killed 3 Pittsburgh firefighters

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The state Superior Court on Tuesday stayed an order giving a man convicted of killing three Pittsburgh firefighters in an arson in 1995 a chance to make bond.

Greg Brown, who was granted a new trial last month in the case, was given a $750,000 bail earlier this week by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Joseph K. Williams III.

However, the district attorney's office filed an immediate notice of appeal with the Superior Court. The prosecution also filed an appeal regarding the granting of the new trial.

Judge Williams found that Brown's original trial in 1997 was unfair because two key prosecution witnesses were paid reward money for their testimony, but the defense was never told.

Paula Reed Ward: or 412-263-2620.

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