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Second Trial Begins in Lillington Arson Case

Posted August 2, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Jury selection is underway in the second trial of a bizarre arson murder case in Harnett County.

Robert Brewington and Michael McKeithan are accused of setting the fire that killed 8-year-old Brian Brewington and his great-grandmother Francis last summer.

Investigators say the boy's uncle, Robert Brewington, masterminded the plot in order to collect on an insurance policy.

Vera Sue Lee has already been sentenced to two life terms for her role in the murders.