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Discredited Arson Theories Open Prison Doors to New World

David Gavitt, 54, is thankful Michigan doesn’t have a death penalty. He’s trying to come to grips with his newfound freedom. Convicted of arson in the fire that took his wife and two daughters, Gavitt spent 16 years in prison and always proclaimed his innocence. Mark Godsey reported on this case earlier here. A follow-up article here updates Gavitt’s efforts to cope with his loss and a world that has changed dramatically.

Gavitt’s conviction was based on expert testimony that has now been discredited. New technology could not find the presence of alleged Continue reading