Citing new evidence of wrongdoing in the prosecution of Cameron Todd Willingham, with nationally known exoneree Michael Morton a supporter, a national advocacy group that focuses on wrongful convictions asked Gov. Rick Perry on Friday to order an investigation into whether Willingham was wrongfully executed in 2004 and should be posthumously pardoned.
Willingham’s conviction and execution for torching his home and killing his three daughters has been the subject of intense controversy for years, as the forensic science used to convict him was discredited and as new questions about details of the blaze have emerged.
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