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Case of the Month: Forensic arson detection

unsuccessful appeals, Willingham’s last hope was executive clemency by then-Governor Perry. Perry received the Willingham defense report with the new scientific analysis but denied clemency. Willingham was executed for an…

Political meddling and apathy in Willingham case

Political meddling and apathy in Willingham case has me despondent. A Texas state board said last Friday that arson investigators in the Willingham case used flawed science but were not…

The 2004 Willingham execution

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in 2004 for a fire that killed his three daughters. Prosecutors argued that Willingham deliberately set the 1991 blaze — but three reviews of the…

In my humble opinion

…system.” However, there have been many cases in which clemency should have been granted but was denied. Most notably, Cameron Todd Willingham comes to mind. The Willingham case has been…

Willingham court of inquiry postponed until Oct 14, 2010

…determine whether Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongfully executed by the state of Texas for the deaths of his three daughters. The motion raised the possibility that the two-day hearing could…

“The petition warrants a hearing,” Judge Baird

Willingham hailed the Austin district judge’s decision last Monday to open a two-day court of inquiry next month. He will determine whether Willingham was wrongfully convicted and executed in the…

Daniel Dougherty and Forensic Arson Detection

…of extensive damage to the room. Compare Willingham with Dougherty While examining the remains of the Willingham home, Deputy Fire Marshal Vasquez identified three places where fire had originated: in…

Sum it up! #1

The biggest issue for me for this Sum it Up! are the Cameron Todd Willingham hearings. The 3rd Court of Appeals, an Austin based appellate court, ruled last Tuesday that…