Experts Question Dozens of Arson Convictions

By the time firefighters put out the flames that had engulfed Daniel Dougherty's brick row house, it was too late. Neighbors said Dougherty, who said he'd fallen asleep on the couch, ran out of the house and tried to put out the fire with a neighbor's hose. A police officer later said that Dougherty, standing shirtless outside his North Philadelphia house in the near dawn Aug. 24, 1985, said, "My name is mud. I should die for what I did." By then, fire and smoke had moved into the upstairs...Full Story
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