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Taylor spoke to reporters after his release from prison in 2013.

The man who spent more than 40 years behind bars despite claiming his innocence in the 1970 Pioneer Hotel arson fire that killed nearly 30 people has been turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court. Louis Taylor cannot sue for damages, the justices said. Read more»

Taylor spoke to reporters after his release from prison in 2013.

A Tucson man who spent years in prison on 28 arson-related murder counts that were later vacated cannot now collect damages for the time he spent behind bars, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Read more»

Louis Taylor

Louis Taylor pleaded no contest Tuesday to 28 counts of felony murder in the 1970 Pioneer Hotel fire as part of a deal that will see him set free after 42 years behind bars. Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall told a judge Monday that with a retrial impossible, he should accept a deal in the case. Read more» 5

Louis Taylor

Louis Taylor, convicted for setting the 1970 fire at the Pioneer Hotel that killed 29, will be set free Tuesday after 42 years behind bars. Although Taylor has always maintained his innocence and his original trial was tainted by questions of racism that sparked a push for a new trial, he will be found guilty and sentenced to the years he has already served. (with video) Read more» 2