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Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Family Requests Pardon Review For Executed Man

The family of a man convicted and executed for an arson murder, based on what scientists now say was faulty evidence, is asking the Board of Pardons and Parole to review the case.

10/24/2012

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North Texas Man Gets 75 Years For Arson, Manslaughter

Christopher Graham has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for assisting in another man’s death from a drug overdose and trying to conceal the crime by setting fire to a home.

10/18/2012

Review Of Texas Arson Cases May Soon Yield Results

A review of old Texas arson cases that advocacy groups hope will help overturn wrongful convictions may produce it first results in January.

10/06/2012

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Fort Worth Man Jailed For Torching Wife’s Car

Roy Robertson Mallard Jr. of Fort Worth was convicted of arson and sentenced to 40 years in prison for setting fire to his estranged wife’s car in September 2010.

07/27/2012

A fire at this home in the 1300 block of E. Magnolia St. in Fort Worth killed one and injured two on Feb. 19, 2012. (Courtesy: Fort Worth Fire Department)

Fort Worth Fighting More Vacant Home Fires

Vacant homes on Fort Worth’s southeast side have been burning this spring at the rate of more than one a week. A fire spokesman called it a common issue, but the fire department said Friday it will take steps to curb the problem.

06/09/2012

Nathan Schwartz (left) and Marshall Ghilespi (right) were arrested for arson in relation to a series of grass fires in Johnson County. (credit: Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

Suspects Arrested For Johnson County Grass Fires

Arson investigators in Johnson County say they have located and arrested the two men responsible for setting a series of fires early this week.

06/07/2012

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Arson Investigators Looking Into Johnson County Fires

Johnson County arson investigators are searching for the person/persons responsible for setting several grass fires Monday morning.

06/04/2012

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Officials Say Elderly Man Set Fatal Fort Worth Fire

Investigators believe a 90-year-old man intentionally set a North Texas house fire that killed him and his disabled 67-year-old nephew.

04/16/2012

Flames from a burning fire. (credit: Getty Images/Paul Ellis/AFP)

Leader Of Dallas Arson Ring Gets 20 Years Jail

Prosecutors say the leader of a Dallas arson ring that scammed the Red Cross has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

04/06/2012

Emergency crews drop fire retardent slurry while battling a running wildfire that is threatning homes on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Firefighter Charged With Setting Wildfire

A volunteer firefighter in Texas has been charged with setting a wildfire last year. Taylor Dupree Partain was charged in connection with a May wildfire.

03/30/2012

Mugshot of Cedric Steele. (credit: Fort Worth Police Dept.)

Homeless Man Arrested For Attack On Sen. Wendy Davis’ Office

Police say a 40-year-old homeless man who left an unidentified animal part at Sen. Wendy Davis’s office earlier in the week has been charged with leaving a bag of incendiary devices in front of her door Tuesday.

03/21/2012

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PD: Alleged Saginaw Fire Victim Actually The Arsonist

A Saginaw police investigation began with a February call that the owner of an antique mall had been doused with gasoline and her business set on fire. Flash forward nearly weeks and that woman is in jail, accused of staging the entire incident herself.

03/08/2012

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