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Lawyer for convicted North Adams arsonist calls again for his release, pending new trial

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William P. Cascone takes the stand during his 1987 trial in Berkshire Superior Court. He was convicted but is pursuing a new trial. 

NORTH ADAMS — A man convicted 35 years ago on evidence prosecutors now concede was flawed should not sit in prison while seeking a new trial, his lawyers say.

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Larry Parnass can be reached at lparnass@berkshireeagle.com and 413-588-8341.

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Larry Parnass joined The Eagle in 2016 from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he was editor in chief. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, CommonWealth Magazine and with the Reuters news service.

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