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Suspect seeks to move trial for murdering Youngstown girl and grandparents

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Robert Seman, the man charged with setting a house fire that killed a young girl and her grandparents in Youngstown, was back in court on Wednesday for the latest in a series of pre-trial hearings.

Seman is charged with capital murder in the March 2015 deaths of 10-year-old Corrine Gump and her grandparents, Bill and Judy Schmidt.

Wednesday was to suppose to be a suppression hearing on certain state's evidence that the defense is seeking to keep out of the trial, but defense lawyers requested more time.

Judge Maureen Sweeney is now holding weekly hearings to consider all motions and avoid any delay in the trial which is scheduled for September 12th.

Seman faces the death penalty if convicted.    

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