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Prosecutors mull death penalty in Schenectady arson that killed four

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The federal case against the man accused of setting the May fire that killed a father and his three children and seriously injured another child is on hold until January, as prosecutors continue to weigh wether to seek the death penalty. Attorneys for defendant Robert A. Butler and for the prosecution filed paperwork last week extending the deadline for a decision in the case until Jan. 10. In the filing signed by both sides, they ...

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