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.
Family Requests Pardon Review For Executed ManThe 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.
New Science Being Used To Fight Arson ConvictionsAttorneys are using new fire investigation science to challenge arson convictions, in much the way that DNA now clears those accused of murder and rape.
Stymied Texas Board Offers Future RecommendationsA 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.
Bill Would Refine Duties For Texas Forensic PanelThe 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.
Texas Science Panel Takes No Stance In Willingham CaseCameron Todd Willingham was executed seven years ago for setting the 1991 blaze at his home in Corsicana.
State Panel Issues No Ruling In Willingham CaseThe ruling in the 1991 fire at Willingham's home led to his execution. Since then, experts concluded that the fire was an accident.
Executed Arsonist Case Returns To Texas PanelThe case of Cameron Todd Willingham, convicted of the arson deaths of his children and executed, returns to the Texas Forensic Science Commission.
State Panel Reviews Corsicana Arson Death CaseThe execution of a Texas man for the fire deaths of his three small children is coming under renewed scrutiny.
Texas Judge To Hold Hearing On Death Penalty LawIn 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.
Lawyer: Texas Arson Case Prosecutor Shows BiasAn 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.