Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?


Cameron Todd Willingham insisted he was innocent of setting his house ablaze, killing his three children. He refused to plead guilty to the murder charges in exchange for a life sentence. But with a seemingly air-tight case against him, Texas condemned him to die. An amazingly detailed piece by The New Yorker’s David Grann argues that Willingham was really was innocent and suggests that “Texas could become the first state to acknowledge officially that, since the advent of the modern judicial system, it had carried out the ‘execution of a legallly and factually innocent person.'”

Read at the New Yorker


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