ATLANTA - The man accused of starting the fire that destroyed the I-85 bridge is scheduled to be back in Fulton County Superior Court on Monday.
Last month, prosecutors said they were drawing a new indictment for Basil Eleby, wo is accused of putting a chair on top of a shopping cart and then smoking crack, which prosecutors say led the fire that collapsed the bridge.
He is facing charges of first-degree arson and criminal damage to property.
Eleby was granted a $10,000 bond on April 18.
Eleby is being represented by several well-known Atlanta attorneys who argue that the Georgia Department of Transportation should be held accountable for storing flammable materials under the bridge.
One of those attorneys, Mawuli Davis, also said Eleby’s defense team has located a witness that places their client somewhere else at the time of the incident.
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