The family of a man convicted and executed for an arson murder, based on what scientists now say was faulty evidence, is asking the Board of Pardons and Parole to review the case.
Christopher Graham has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for assisting in another man’s death from a drug overdose and trying to conceal the crime by setting fire to a home.
A review of old Texas arson cases that advocacy groups hope will help overturn wrongful convictions may produce it first results in January.
Roy Robertson Mallard Jr. of Fort Worth was convicted of arson and sentenced to 40 years in prison for setting fire to his estranged wife’s car in September 2010.
Vacant homes on Fort Worth’s southeast side have been burning this spring at the rate of more than one a week. A fire spokesman called it a common issue, but the fire department said Friday it will take steps to curb the problem.
Arson investigators in Johnson County say they have located and arrested the two men responsible for setting a series of fires early this week.
Johnson County arson investigators are searching for the person/persons responsible for setting several grass fires Monday morning.
Investigators believe a 90-year-old man intentionally set a North Texas house fire that killed him and his disabled 67-year-old nephew.
Prosecutors say the leader of a Dallas arson ring that scammed the Red Cross has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A volunteer firefighter in Texas has been charged with setting a wildfire last year. Taylor Dupree Partain was charged in connection with a May wildfire.
Police say a 40-year-old homeless man who left an unidentified animal part at Sen. Wendy Davis’s office earlier in the week has been charged with leaving a bag of incendiary devices in front of her door Tuesday.
A Saginaw police investigation began with a February call that the owner of an antique mall had been doused with gasoline and her business set on fire. Flash forward nearly weeks and that woman is in jail, accused of staging the entire incident herself.