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Month: September 2013

With New Evidence, Calls for Pardon Increase

Citing New Evidence, Innocence Project Calls for Pardon by Brandi Grissom, Texas Tribune Updated, 1:06 p.m.:   Cameron Todd Willingham’s stepmother and cousin, along with exoneree Michael Morton, joined the Innocence Project on Friday to call on Gov. Rick Perry to order the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to investigate whether the state should posthumously pardon Willingham, whose was executed in 2004.  “We are forever passionately committed to the mission of clearing Cameron’s name,” said Patricia Cox, Willingham’s cousin.  Willingham was convicted in 1992 of intentionally igniting a blaze that killed his three daughters. Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, saidContinue readingWith New Evidence, Calls for Pardon Increase