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 […]

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Texas Forensic Science Commission to reopen Willingham case

The Texas Forensic Science Commission is set to meet on April 23, 2010 in Irving, Texas to discuss the number of cases put on hold since Governor Perry’s decision late last year to replace four members on the nine member commission, including commission chairman Sam Bassett with Williamson County district attorney John Bradley. One such […]

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