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Frontline – Death By Fire

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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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Host a Frontline Watch Party

On the evening of October 19, the television program “Frontline,” which airs on PBS, will feature the Willingham case (check your local listings for the exact air time). “Death by Fire” will examine all of the evidence used to convict Willingham and will seek to answer the question of whether Texas executed an innocent man. Sign up now to host a viewing party! TCADP will provide you with materials and action ideas for you and your guests.

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Editorials and Update on Cameron Todd Willingham

Rodger Jones, an editorial writer with the Dallas Morning News, is reporting on the Texas Death Penalty Blog that the Texas Forensic Science Commission has not endorsed a final report on the Cameron Todd Willingham investigation but rather has decided to invite a number of experts to attend a special meeting on November 19.  Recent […]

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Final Judgment Expected from Forensic Science Commission in Willingham Case

Houston Chronicle columnist Rick Casey offers his perspective on this Friday’s meeting of the Texas Forensic Science Commission (“Forensic revolt again is in order,” September 12, 2010), when the commission is expected to issue a final judgment as to whether  Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted and executed on the basis of faulty forensic analysis.  Here’s […]

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Former Chair of TX Forensic Science Commission: Willingham Investigation Must Go Farther

Austin attorney Samuel Bassett, who served as chair of the Texas Forensic Science Commission until his abrupt dismissal last fall, has called on his former colleagues to go farther in their investigation into the case of Cameron Todd Willingham.    The commission has acknowledged “flaws” in the arson evidence used to convict and execute Willingham, […]

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TX Forensic Science Commission Admits “Flaws” in Willingham Case

There has been a great deal of media coverage of the Texas Forensic Science Commission’s meeting last Friday, July 23, 2010, during which a subcommittee said that arson investigators in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham “used flawed science but were not negligent” in an investigation that led to his controversial 2004 execution.  According to CNN, “the […]

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Coverage of Texas Forensic Science Commission Meeting

On Friday, April 23, 2010 the Texas Forensic Science Commission met in Irving, Texas to discuss a number of cases that have been postponed since Governor Rick Perry replaced three of the commission’s members last year. One case under consideration was that of Cameron Todd Willingham. Willingham (additional coverage available here) was executed in 2004 […]