New Trial for Man Tied to Lansingburgh Fire in '86

Richard Wright

Trial begins Monday in the case of a deadly fire that happened more than 30 years ago.

Fifty year old Richard Wright had his arson and murder conviction set aside last year. 

He was originally convicted in a Labor Day, 1986 fire that killed two teenagers in Lansingburgh. 

According to the Times Union Wright is hoping scientific breakthroughs in recent years can help him get acquitted.  

He's been behind bars since being arrested a few months after the fire. 

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