Texas Man’s Defense Attorney Says Science Will Clear Him

October 9, 2014

A defense attorney told a Central Texas jury that she’ll present expert testimony that will prove her client innocent of the 1986 fire deaths of his two stepsons.

Michelle Tuegel represents Edward Graf, a 62-year-old man being retried in Waco on murder, capital murder and injury-to-a-child charges in the 1986 deaths.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Tuegel told the McLennan County jury that Graf’s adopted stepsons, 8-year-old Jason and 9-year-old Joby, liked to play with matches. She said she will show they accidentally set the toolshed fire that killed them.

Prosecutor Michael Jarrett previously told jurors that the two boys’ deaths are a story of greed, lies and arrogance.

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