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Prosecutors decide against new trial for now for man charged in 1989 fire that killed 4 in NH

The New Hampshire attorney general's office has decided to forego a retrial for now in the case of a man accused of setting a 1989 fire that killed a family of four.

David McLeod was charged in 2010 with four counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Carl and Lori Hina; their 4-month-old daughter, Lillian; and Carl Hina's 12-year-old daughter, Sara.

His trial ended in a mistrial Dec. 19 after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

A new trial was scheduled for April 14. On Thursday, Attorney General Joseph Foster said it became clear after a review that included juror interviews that a different outcome after a second trial was highly unlikely.

McLeod's lawyer says supporters are relieved he has finally been released from jail.

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