In 2004, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the state of Texas after being found guilty of deliberately setting the house fire that killed his three young daughters.

Various media reports have described serious flaws in the case against Willingham, notably stories in  The Chicago Tribune in 2004 and The New Yorker in 2009 .

The new report by Maurice Possley, one of the original Tribune reporters and now a writer for a nonprofit news organization called the Marshall Project, presents evidence suggesting that a key prosecution witness, a jailhouse informant,  lied in his testimony against Willingham. Moreover the report contradicts the insistence by authorities they never offered the informant an deal for his testimony.

Via Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man? @ JS A Word with You Blog.

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