NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A federal jury in Connecticut is returning for a second day of deliberations in the case of a New Haven man accused of setting a fire that killed three people in 2011.

Twenty-six-year-old Hector Natal is charged with arson resulting in death for the apartment building fire in New Haven. He and his father are being tried together in U.S. District Court in New Haven. His father, Hector Morales, is charged with witness tampering and destroying evidence.

The New Haven Register reports the jury will resume deliberations Thursday morning after more than three hours of discussion Wednesday.

The fire killed 42-year-old Wanda Roberson, her 8-year-old son, Quayshawn and her 21-year-old niece, Jaqueeta Roberson.

Authorities say Natal set the fire in a drug dispute with another person in the building.
Information from: New Haven Register,

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