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Dave Mann, “Burn Patterns”
It was just past 1 a.m. on a Saturday night when the phone woke Curtis Severns. The security company was calling to say his gun shop was on fire. He roused himself, left his wife, Sue, and their newborn, and began the hour-long drive from the North Texas town of Sherman to his store in Plano. That was Aug. 21, 2004. His life hasn’t been the same since. Read More…
Investigative reporting for this article was supported, in part, by a grant from the Open Society Institute.