Arson evidence under fire
An infamous, deadly arson case from more than 30 years ago is heading to the state’s highest court and will force the judges to consider whether old investigations into intentional fires were fatally flawed due to outdated science.
The Supreme Judicial Court will decide next month whether Victor Rosario should have been given a new trial for his alleged role in a 1983 Lowell fire that killed eight people. Rosario, who served 32 years behind bars, was set free on bail in 2014 after Superior Court Judge Kathe M. Tuttman said she had doubts about “the justice of the conviction.”
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