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Man Accused in JC Arson, Murder Appears In Court

By Kerry Longobucco.
A pretrial conference was held for accused murderer and arsonist Dwight Burton Thursday in Broome County Court.

Several pretrial conferences have been held to discuss a possible conflict of interest with Burton's legal counsel. Burton appeared in court to request another attorney. Judge Joseph Cawley granted that request, and will appoint a new lawyer for him.

Burton is accused of a setting a fire on Floral Ave. in October that killed two boys, ages 3 and 4, and left two women severely burned.