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Death penalty lawyer joins Schenectady arson case

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The possibility of federal prosecutors seeking the death penalty in the arson that killed four people last month has led to the appointment of a new defense attorney with extensive experience in capital cases. U.S. Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel on Thursday granted a request from assistant federal public defender Timothy Austin to have William T. Easton of Rochester added to the case as a second defense attorney representing arson suspect Robert A. Butler. Federal ...

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