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Cameron Todd Willingham

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Parole Board Denies Pardon For Willingham

The Innocence Project said that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied its petition to posthumously pardon a man executed for killing his three children in a house fire.

04/07/2014

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Innocence Project Says It Has New Evidence In 1991 Willingham Murder Case

The Innocence Project says it’s discovered new documents that undermine the credibility of a key witness at the trial of a North Texas man whose execution for the arson deaths of his three children continues to be debated.

02/28/2014

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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New Science Being Used To Fight Arson Convictions

Attorneys are using new fire investigation science to challenge arson convictions, in much the way that DNA now clears those accused of murder and rape.

02/01/2012

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Stymied Texas Board Offers Future Recommendations

A Texas state commission prevented from further investigating a case where death penalty opponents say an innocent man may have been executed is set to offer recommendations on future arson inquiries.

10/28/2011

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Bill Would Refine Duties For Texas Forensic Panel

The duties and mission of a troubled state panel caught up in the review of a contested arson finding in a death penalty case would be cleared up under legislation approved by the Texas Senate on Friday.

05/13/2011

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Texas Science Panel Takes No Stance In Willingham Case

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed seven years ago for setting the 1991 blaze at his home in Corsicana.

04/15/2011

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

State Panel Issues No Ruling In Willingham Case

The ruling in the 1991 fire at Willingham’s home led to his execution. Since then, experts concluded that the fire was an accident.

04/14/2011

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

Executed Arsonist Case Returns To Texas Panel

The case of Cameron Todd Willingham, convicted of the arson deaths of his children and executed, returns to the Texas Forensic Science Commission.

01/21/2011

Cameron Todd Willingham (credit: AP Photo)

State Panel Reviews Corsicana Arson Death Case

The execution of a Texas man for the fire deaths of his three small children is coming under renewed scrutiny.

01/07/2011

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Judge To Hold Hearing On Death Penalty Law

In the deeply Republican state that has executed more convicts than any other and the county that has sent the most to death row, an unusual legal proceeding will begin this week: A Democratic judge will hold a lengthy hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Texas.

12/05/2010

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Lawyer: Texas Arson Case Prosecutor Shows Bias

An Innocence Project attorney on Friday questioned the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel’s probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.

10/15/2010

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