(ABC-17) Our news partner KMIZ has been following the case since it began in 2011 when the Everhart’s sporting goods store went up in flames. The arson trial for Kurt Steidley completed its fifth day on Monday. The jury was shown a video of Steidley being questioned by investigators.
He recounted the weeks leading up to the closing of the business and the time when he got a call from his sister saying the business was on fire.He described in detail each phone call he made and received after finding out his building had burned. Prosecutor Mark Richardson also asked him to take the court through everything he did the day following the fire step-by-step. A plumber who had contact with Steidley also took the stand Monday. His testimony was important because of a phone call between him and Steidley.
The prosecution said Steidley knew about the fire before it happened. The prosecution is expected to wrap up Tuesday, and the defense will be able to present evidence.