Friday, October 3, 2014

Ed Graf: Texas. Convicted neary 30 years ago; Arson. Retrial set to start Monday. Bill Clutter, founder of non-profit group "Investigating Innocence" says Graf was convicted because prosecutors relied on "junk science."

STORY: "Activist group pushes for exoneration in 1986 Hewitt  double murder case," by reporter Chris Davis, published by KCEN TV on October 1, 2014.

GIST: "It's a nearly 30-year-old murder case, and now the man convicted of killing his two step-sons prepares for a retrial. At a status hearing Wednesday, Judge Matt Johnson decided not to delay the new trial, and said it start as planned on Monday........."They relied on junk science,” said Bill Clutter, founder of the nonprofit group Investigating Innocence. He said fire investigators pointed to multiple burn patterns as evidence of arson. It's evidence the Texas Supreme Court threw out last year when granting him a retrial. "Hopefully the jury will see the case for what it is,” Clutter said, “and he'll be exonerated.""

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