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Mark Kirk

New Evidence In Mark Kirk Case!


Mark Kirk's story of being convicted of arson in Deleware was in Justice:Denied's Fall 2004 issue. Kirk was convicted in October 1997 of starting a fire in his home by allegedly pouring Captain Morgan rum on an electric stove's burner. Captain Morgan rum is 70 proof, which means it is only 35% alcohol, and Kirk's defense was that it couldn't be used to start a fire.


John Lentini, who has been associated with the Fire Investigation division of Applied Technical Services since 1978, has conducted more than 2,000 fire origin and cause investigations. Mr. Lentini is recognized by one of the leading fire investigation experts in the United States.


On September 16, 2006, Mr. Lentini conducted three controlled experiments of the flammability of Captain Morgan rum by pouring significant quantities of it on an electric stove's red-hot burner. At no time did the Captain Morgan rum give any indication of flammability. Mr. Lentini filmed the entire experiment and it can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here. (Note: The video is in MPG format and about 30 MB.)