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inmate Ed Graf looks into a camera during an interview March 11 at the Alfred Hughes State Prison in Gatesville, Texas. Graf was given life in prison 25 years ago for killing his two stepsons by locking them in a shed and setting it on fire, based on expert testimony and conclusions that have largely been disavowed by the state fire marshal. A state district judge has recommended a new trial.

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Arson convictions challenged over fire science

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — Ed Graf was given life in prison 25 years ago for killing his two stepsons by locking them in a backyard shed and setting it on fire. Two investigators used photos of the shed’s remains to persuade jurors that Graf had started the fire intentionally.

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