PUBLISHER'S VIEW: Kudo's to lawyer Justin J.  McShane for going beyond words into actions in his battle to prove that James Hugney Sr. has been wrongfully imprisoned  for more than 35 years as a result of a fire ruled arson-murder at the time. Justin McShane  says modern fire science has determined that all of the investigators’ reasons for declaring this fire an arson are not supported by science  - and has set out to prove the science that convicted Mr. Hugney  wrong and to  free him  in the process.

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.

POST: "Free Hugney update," by Justin J. McShane, published in his blog "The truth about forensic science," on May 22, 2014.

SUB-HEADING: "Who is James Hugney Sr.? An innocent man locked in jail for 35 years for an arson that never happened.

GIST: "As many regular readers of this blog will recall, The McShane Firm has been involved with litigating a case involving a man who so far has served over 35 years and 3 months as a result of a fire that was ruled an arson-murder. Modern fire science has determined that all of the investigators’ reasons for declaring this fire an arson are not supported by science. Yesterday (May 21, 2014) was a great day. It was our official on-line kick-off event for this case that coincided with the ABC27 in depth coverage. You can watch Part 1 of the Burning Bed on ABC News below: Please be sure to watch ABC 27 tonight for Part 2......... You can help in four main ways: 1. Positive thoughts and prayers.
2. Sharing this website on social media with the hashtag #FreeHugney and the group phrase of “What would it be like to be locked up for 35 years for a crime that you never did? #FreeHugney” 3. Liking the #FreeHugney Facebook Fan Page. 4. Consider donating money through for his expert costs. His lawyers do not get any of the money. The lawyers are working for free.........What will my donation be used for? The expert witness fees for review and retesting, if possible. The experts will need to go through the thousands of pages of the case file, do research, write reports, perhaps re-examine evidence, and also fly to Harrisburg for several hearings. This is a lot of work. It is also expensive. Importantly, the more experts that are retained and come to the same independent conclusion, the harder it is for the Office of the District Attorney and any appellate courts to find other than the scientific truth: there is no arson. Any additional money that is raised above and beyond what is needed will be reserved for appeals and other court-related costs. Again, no money goes to his volunteer legal team. Any excess money beyond that will be donated to The Pennsylvania Innocence Project."