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Court of Inquiry Ruling Postponed

On October 14, 2010, State District Judge Charlie Baird convened a court of inquiry into whether Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongfully executed and whether or not state officials committed a crime in how they handled his case prior to the execution.

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Retired NYC Police Investigator Voices Concerns about Death Penalty

Today’s Hartford (Connecticut) Courant features an excellent op-ed from Terrence P. Dwyer,  a retired investigator with the New York State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  In “More than Reasonable Doubt About Death Penalty” (July 21, 2010), Dwyer expresses his concerns about the risk of convicting and executing the innocent.  He also voices concern about the impact […]

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TCADP Release: Cameron Todd Willingham

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 31, 2009 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, Executive Director, 512-441-1808 (office); 202-494-3578(cell) khoule@tcadp.org New Investigation Confirms Execution of an Innocent ManBroad Body of Evidence Points to Wrongful Execution of Texan Cameron Todd Willingham (Austin, Texas) — A new investigative report that will appear in the September 7 issue of the New Yorker […]

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New Report: Innocent Man Executed

We have breaking news to share with you: A new investigative report, which will appear in the September 7 issue of the New Yorker, confirms that Cameron Todd Willingham (pictured)- who was executed by the State of Texas on February 17, 2004 – was innocent. Willingham had been convicted of an arson in 1991 that […]

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Bexar County DA says Cantu was not Innocent

Susan Reed, Bexar County DA has concluded that Ruben Cantu was justifiably executed in 1993. DA Reed refused to have an independent investigation of this case after questions about his guilt were raised by the Houston Chronicle in 2005. The DA insisted on handling the investigation despite the fact that she was a former Judge […]