Accused Newark cold case killer out on bail

Lee Evans of Irvington listens to the judge during his arraignment at Essex County Superior Court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, March 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

August 20, 2010 6:00:17 PM PDT
A man accused of killing five teenagers in a notorious cold case in New Jersey was released from jail Friday night.

A judge lowered bail for Lee Evans.

He is accused of luring the five teens into an abandoned house in Newark and then setting the home on fire.

The crime happened back in 1978.

Evans was arrested just this year.

A judge lowered his bail from $5 million to $950,000 after family members put up three properties.

Evans has maintained his innocence.


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