David Gavitt's Myths

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David Lee Gavitt’s life forever changed on March 9, 1985 when his wife and two young daughters died in a house fire. And in February of 1986 he was convicted of their murders and arson. All due to arson myths. John Fatchett a Detective Sergeant with the Michigan State Police Fire Marshal testified that there were indicators such as pour patterns (two gallons of gasoline dumped on the floor. And the fire was too hot and burned too fast be accidental. Alligatoring was seen leading down the hallway to the children’s’ room. In 2010 John Lentini examined both the testimony and the evidence from the case and discovered flashover occurred in the living room. Because of this examination, Lentini stated the experts “bundled arson myths” and made that
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