CLEVELAND – The jury in the trial of a mother accused of killing her children by setting their home on fire needed just over an hour to reach a verdict in the case, Action News' Ed Gallek reported.
They returned to the courtroom at the Justice Center in Downtown Cleveland and made a clear statement that they did not think the prosecution had proved its case against Eve Rudd. The jury found Rudd not guilty on all five counts that she was facing.
Rudd (pictured, above)
Rudd and her youngest child escaped the blaze, but little Arial and Stephen Rudd died.
Prosecutors had said that the mother set the fire for the purposes of killing the children as revenge against her cheating husband. Arial and Stephen were found burned to death in their bed. Their father