Friday, April 12, 2013

Ed Graf: Texas; Arson "science" case. Interview; He takes hope from fact that Attorney General's expert agrees with new defence experts that there is no proof blaze was arson. Has been in prison 25 years. Waco Tribune.

STORY: "Interview: After 25 years, Graf hopeful about release from prison," by reporter Cindy V. Culp, published by the Waco Tribune on March 31, 2013.

GIST:  "Graf said he thinks his odds at a retrial would be improved by the fact the fire science expert hired by Reyna’s office agreed with the new defense experts that there is no proof the blaze was arson. At the end of the report prepared by the district attorney’s expert, three possible “ignition scenarios” for the shed fire are listed. Only one involves arson, with the theory being that Graf could have started the fire inside the shed’s doorway. But the expert said the high level of carbon monoxide found in the boys’ blood is “not explained” by such a scenario. “It’s as powerful or more powerful than my experts,” Graf said of the report. After the decision from the appellate court last week (March 27, 2013),  (Abel) Reyna  (District Attorney) issued a statement saying his office “will investigate and review the evidence in this matter and decide on how to proceed from this point.” Graf would be released from prison if Reyna decides against a retrial."

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