Judge to examine if executed man was innocent – from the ABC

October 4, 2010 at 3:58 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, United States)

A Texas judge will consider this week whether a man the state executed in 2004 for killing his three toddlers in a house fire was innocent of the crimes.

If the court exonerates Cameron Todd Willingham, he will be the first person officially declared innocent after being executed in the modern era of US capital punishment.

“This is a watershed case that may break some new ground,” said Richard Dieter, director of the Death Penalty Information Centre.

Full story here.

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