Howard County victims testify at arson trial
The first Howard County fire victims begin testifying Monday in the arson trial of David Crawford. David Crawford, 70, is charged in 12 separate arson cases spanning six counties and two decades. Four of the 12 fires were allegedly set in Howard County, which is trying the case first, presenting victims, investigators and experts on the eight separate fires in the other counties. On Monday, the state began introducing evidence on the four fires in Howard County in an effort to show commonalities that they said match up in key spots with eight out-of-county fires Crawford is accused of setting since 2011.