Charlotte fire captain offers new clues in triple murder case



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The trial for a man accused of killing three people resumed Wednesday.
The Charlotte fire captain offered new clues about the deaths of three people murdered in northwest Charlotte.
Justin Hurd is charged with killing Jasmine Hines, her aunt, Kinshasha Wagstaff, and Wagstaff's boyfriend, Kevin Young, in February 2008.
Investigators found Hines' body in Huntersville next to Young's car, separate from where they found Young and Wagstaff. Their bodies were found in a home after it caught fire.
The first firefighters the scene testified Wednesday, saying the couple was likely killed before the fire because it looks like they made no attempt to escape the burning home.
"If they were conscious and that fire happened, most people turn away from a fire, just because of the heat,” Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Russell King said.
A Huntersville detective who investigated the scene where Hines was found also testified, saying that her body was covered with gasoline after she was shot.
Hurd could face the death penalty if convicted on all counts.
The trial picks back up Thursday morning.