The Court of Inquiry convened in response to this petition has been scheduled for 1:30 PM on October 6-7, 2010 in the 299th District Court in Austin. Location: Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center509 West 11th, 8th floorAustin, Texas 78701 Petition to Convene a Court of Inquiry and for a Declaration to Remedy Injury to Mr. Willingham’s Reputatio…
Sate District Judge Charlie Baird will hold a two-day hearing in Austin October 6-7 in the Todd Willingham innocence case. The hearing starts at 1:30, but you are welcome to join us outside the building at 12:30 with signs supporting Todd Willingham’s innocence. The location is: Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center 509 West 11th, 8th floor Austin, Texas 78701 Map and directions From the Austin American-Statesman: Sate District Judge Charlie Baird announced today that he will hold a two-day hearing in Travis County next week in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 in the 1991 arson murder
Video from Fox 4 in Dallas.
The Austin American Statesman is reporting that lawyers for Todd Willingham’s family are asking for a Court of Inquiry to exonerate Todd Willingham. Cory Session, brother of Timothy Cole, advocated for a Court of Inquiry in the Todd Willingham case when he spoke at the Texas Capitol on October 24, 2009 during the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. From the Statesman: Lawyers for relatives of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed for the 1991 arson murder of his three young daughters in Corsicana, on Friday petitioned a judge in Travis County to hear evidence and determine whether Willingham was
Watch the documentary “Death by Fire” on air and online beginning Tuesday, October 19th at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings) and at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/death-by-fire. Check local listings to see what time “Death by Fire” airs on Frontline in your city on October 19 to watch the new documentary about the Todd Willingham case. You can watch in the comfort of your own home. Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sLr67kctoQ You could invite friends over to watch the documentary with you. If you are in high school or college, you could gather your friends, watch “Death by Fire” together and then discuss what
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram By BOB RAY SANDERS bobray@ star-telegram.com The ghost of Cameron Todd Willingham is still haunting us, as well it should. Despite the actions of state investigators who used bad science in a capital murder case, blatant political maneuvering last year by the governor in replacing members on a state commission and an attempt by an appointed chairman to close the book on the issue, the Willingham case will not go away. Willingham is dead, executed by the state in 2004 for the deaths of his three small children who were killed in a 1991 Corsicana
Editorial: Forensic panel should push in defining ‘duty’ | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Opinion: Editorials. There appears to be little or no dissent among members of the Texas Forensic Science Commission that soon-to-be outdated science was used to build an arson-murder case that led to Cameron Todd Willingham’s execution. The commission wisely decided last week to summon experts for face-to-face questioning on the state of arson science in 1992, when Willingham was convicted of setting the Corsicana fire that killed his three children.The key decision for the commission now is how to formalize that conclusion.
Complete transcripts from Cameron Todd Willingham’s 1992 trial, divided into five documents on Scribd.com. Part 1 Contains beginning of proceedings, opening statements and first day of witness tesimony and cross examination. (270 pages) Part 2 Contains second day of witness tesimony and cross examination. (146 pages) Part 3 Contains opening and closing arguments, verdict and jury polling. (53 pages) Part 4 Contains beginning of punishment phase. (209 pages) Part 5 Contains defense arguments, the state’s arguments, verdict and formal sentencing. (30 pages)
Death by Fire On air and online October 19, 2010 at 9:00pm (check local listings) Click here to watch video preview on Frontline site. Did Texas execute an innocent man? Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it’s the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham—convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children—that’s now at the center of the national debate. With unique access to those closest to the case, FRONTLINE examines the Willingham conviction in light of new science that raises doubts about whether the fire at the center
Texas Moratorium Network attended the meeting of the Texas Forensic Science Commission on Sept 17, 2010 in Dallas. Below are some media coverage on Dallas TV stations. The yellow and blue signs on the walls in some of the videos were brought to the meeting by TMN. Video From MyFox Dallas Fort Worth (Contains comments by Rick Perry): Video from NBC Dallas: Video from WFAA (ABC) Dallas: