Kenny Gamble hopes to learn arsonist’s motivation

    A preliminary hearing for the man accused of setting fire to Philadelphia International Records has been postponed.
    The hearing was postponed after investigators hit a technical problem in trying to obtain video from the record studio.
    Kenny Gamble, who founded Philadelphia International with partner Leon Huff showed up for the hearing. He says he is still searching for a reason for the fire.

    A preliminary hearing for the man accused of setting fire to Philadelphia International Records has been postponed.  WHYY’s Tom MacDonald reports.
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    The hearing was postponed after investigators hit a technical problem in trying to obtain video from the record studio.

    Kenny Gamble, who founded Philadelphia International with partner Leon Huff  showed up for the hearing. He says he is still searching for a reason for the fire.

    Gamble: I’m just here as an observer and I want to see who this person is and why he did it. The excuse that he gave a few days ago that he was intoxicated or drunk I’m not going for that, I don’t believe that, I don’t believe you can be that drunk.

    Christopher Cimini is charged with setting the fire. His wife Deanna says gave a tearful statement saying it’s all a big mistake.

    Cimini: I just want everybody to know that he’s a great father, he’s a great friend to everybody, Chris is a great person.

    Bail has been cut in half in the case to 50 thouand dollars. The hearing was rescheduled for March 23.

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