Tag Archives: fire investigation

Fire Expert Instrumental In Release Of Innocent Man

A fire expert analyzed evidence in the 1984 arson case against James Kluppelberg which resulted in the convicted man’s release. The expert reported that new technology has changed how fire indicators are examined since the 1984 blaze that killed six.

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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.

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Fire Expert & DC Metro Bus Fires

A fire expert has been hired to investigate two fires on Washington (DC) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority buses in the past week. No injuries were reported and 94 buses have been taken out of service.

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Fire Expert On Tragic Blaze

Fire Expert On Tragic Blaze

Fire expert John J. Lentini testified in defense of Daniel Dougherty who has served 12 years in the death of his two sons. Defense lawyers contend the 1985 lethal blaze was not arson but a tragic accident and are asking for a new trial. Lentini believes the fire expert analyzed the data incorrectly in 2000.

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Mechanical Engineering Expert Testifies In Arson Case

Mechanical Engineering Expert Testifies In Arson Case

Mechanical engineering expert Mike Zazula testified in the case against Thomas S. Gervasi, a former Scranton, PA, firefighter accused of starting a fire that burned a garage and a multi-unit residence.

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Fire Expert Testifies Daycare Fire Accidental

Fire Expert Testifies Daycare Fire Accidental

A nationally-certified fire investigator, hired by the defense’s insurance company, disagreed with the Oklahoma Fire Marshal agent’s claim that a daycare fire in Sallisaw was arson. Expert witness Matt Cooper, a nationally-certified fire investigator with JJMA Investigations of Poteau, testified Monday that the fire happened just like the owner said it did—accidentally.

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