KCFD 1988 Explosion Aftermath Cont'd

This week offered more progress on the legacy of a tragic & deadly blast followed by a questionable prosecution. 

Here's an apt summary . . .

“I believe this might be our best hope to get to the truth,” Bryan Sheppard, who was freed from prison in 2017, said. “They deserve to get out of here just like I am. I think about them every day.”

His fight was recently renewed after his attorneys received a document in December.

It was the un-redacted DOP report from 2011, detailing the construction site fire.

The original document blacked out names and whole sections of information but this one containing all of the discovery had the names of two security guards who worked at the construction site.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

Prosecutors looking at new evidence in 1988 explosion that killed 6 KC firefighters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New developments in a 1988 construction site fire and explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters. The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said its reviewing new evidence in the case. The evidence could lead to charges against two additional suspects. Five suspects were originally convicted.

Leaders react to new report about 1988 explosion

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Local leaders are reacting to new information that was released about the 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters. Earlier this week, a previously-redacted DOJ report on a construction site fire near 71 Highway and 87th Street in Kansas City was released.

DOJ report supports new review in 1988 explosion that killed 6 Kansas City firefighters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A report released by the U.S. Department of Justice after a records request lawsuit indicated that there may be more suspects in the 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters than the five individuals who were ultimately convicted.

Developing . . .