Cameron Todd Willingham

One of the clearest examples of an innocent man who was executed, there is clear evidence that the prosecution concealed exculpatory evidence.

It’s official, the State of Texas executed an innocent man – an innocent father – after prosecutors deliberately concealed evidence in his children’s arson deaths. Now the state bar of Texas has filed a formal misconduct accusation against the prosecutor in this case.

The bar had already filed a petition in Navarro County, near Dallas, earlier this month that alleged that prosecutor John Jackson deliberately withheld evidence which indicated that Cameron Todd Willingham was innocent. Because of this, Willingham was executed in 2004 for supposedly murdering his three young daughters. His daughters died in a house fire back in 1991, but the evidence Jackson suppressed showed that Willingham had nothing to do with the fire that took his daughters from him.

from Texas Executed An Innocent Father After Prosecutor Hid Evidence In Kids’ Arson Deaths March 19, 2015.

See also Fresh doubts over a Texas execution Washington Post, August 3, 2014

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