Firefighter's Explosion

Number 23487
Subject Arson
Source Star (Kansas City, Mo.)
State MO
Year 2007
Publication Date 02/18/2007; 03/08/2007
Summary The Star reinvestigated "the case of five Kansas Citians convicted in 1997 of setting arson fires ten years earlier that sparked an explosion killing six Kansas City firefighters." The Star found that many of the witnesses who testified stood to gain from their claims and that the jurors misunderstood their instructions.
Category Tom Renner Award - Finalist
Pages 19
Keywords arson; trial; jury; evidence; testimony; witness; firefighters;
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