Curtis Severns Is Serving 27 Years for an Arson He Almost Certainly Didn't Commit

Courtesy of Sue Severns
The Texas Observer | April 8, 2009
Over the past 15 years, many unscientific assumptions about how fire spreads have turned out to be wrong. Using newer methods, an arson expert has helped exonerate dozens of people wrongly convicted of arson. He believes Severns was railroaded.

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