Judge pushes trial date to Sept. for teen accused of arson, murder

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Posted on May 27, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 1:47 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The murder trial for Cody Cashion, originally set for June, will now begin on September 2.

Cashion appeared in court Tuesday alongside his defense attorney, who was granted a continuance in the case.

The prosecution has offered a plea deal in his case, one it says is reasonable for the charges against Cashion. He hasn't yet accepted.

Cashion's family also appeared in court, as well as Tatyana Hughes and her family. They left the courtroom in tears today.

Hughes was the only sibling of four who survived a January house fire, ignited by a flare gun, that police said, Cashion fired into a bedroom window, not knowing the children were sleeping inside.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson says the state did not oppose the continuance, with a separate murder trial in the works for June.

William Clyde Gibson is set to stand trial in that case. Henderson says the extra time will give his team ample opportunity to work on both cases.

WHAS11's Brooke Hasch has more on what happened inside that courtroom in the video player above.

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