Review Of Deadly Supper Club Fire Delayed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A legal expert says it's taking longer than expected to review new evidence in a fire that killed 165 people near Cincinnati.

Cecil Dunn is one of three experts appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to re-examine the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. Dunn says a recommendation on whether to reopen the case had been expected by mid-December but now won't be available until at least January or February.

He says there's been a snag in trying to reach key witnesses of the fire in Southgate, Ky.

Beshear appointed the panel in October to review evidence presented by David Brock, who was a busboy at the nightclub when it burned down. Brock and other survivors claim the evidence suggests the blaze may have been intentionally set.

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