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Convictions Challenged Fire Science
In this 1988 photo, Edward Graf, left, is consoled by Don Youngblood, a private investigator who worked with Graf's attorneys, after a jury sentenced Graf to life in prison for killing his two stepsons by locking them in a backyard shed and setting it on fire, in Waco Texas. Two investigators used photos of the shed’s remains to persuade jurors that Graf had started the fire intentionally, killing Clare Bradburn's sons. Authorities in Texas and in other states are beginning to re-examine old arson cases in which defendants may have been convicted with questionable scientific evidence. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)