Fire Expert On Use of Accelerant In Deadly House Fire

Fire expert Rodrick Stewart testified in the murder trial of Danai Muhammadi, Farhad Mahmud and Emma Smith regarding the fire that killed Melissa Crook, her 15-month-old son, and father.  The expert found evidence of gasoline near the stairs and described how the accelerant was sprayed to start the fire.  The Chatham, England, jury also heard that a garden sprayer with traces of accelerant was found in Mahud’s apartment.

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