The trial for a man accused of starting an apartment fire that killed three people will start next week - with the man's confession allowed as evidence.
During a motions hearing today, Judge Jack Murphy ruled that the trial of Jason Rose would begin as planned, despite a motion from Rose's attorney asking the case be dismissed.
Rose is charged with three counts of murder and one count of aggravated arson for allegedly starting a deadly fire at the Boardwalk Apartments in 2005. Rose's defense argued that there wasn't enough evidence to try Rose for the murders.
"The intent has to be for the arson, and that was clearly shown," Murphy said today.
Murphy also ruled the Rose's defense could call an expert witness to testify that Rose's confession to police may not have been accurate because of his history of abuse and maltreatment as a child.
Jury selection for the trial begins Tuesday, with evidence scheduled to be presented Wednesday.