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March 18, 2015, 4:20 pm
Texas Bar Charges Willingham Prosecutor with Misconduct

It’s another blow to a case that may have led to the execution of an innocent man.

October 7, 2014, 6:36 pm
Death by Fire: An Update

Did a Texas prosecutor cut a deal with a jailhouse informant that helped convict an innocent man?

August 4, 2014, 2:13 pm
New Report Raises Questions About Guilt of Executed Texas Man

A witness who testified that Willingham confessed to arson says he lied in exchange for favorable treatment from prosecutors.

October 25, 2012, 2:13 pm
Family of Executed Texas Man Seeks to Clear His Name

Eight years after Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for the 1991 arson-murder of his three young children, his surviving family members asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to pardon him posthumously yesterday.

August 10, 2012, 10:06 am
Texas Arson Review Yields A Handful of Questionable Cases

How many Texans are in prison for arson fires that, in fact, were accidents?

June 8, 2012, 5:09 pm
New Fire Science Helps Overturn Michigan Man’s Murder Conviction

Almost three decades ago, David Lee Gavitt was convicted of starting the fire that killed his wife and two children. … Continue reading

February 1, 2012, 5:04 pm
How New Fire Science is Influencing Old Cases

Advances in fire science have called into question some past convictions. Here’s an update on a few cases, from Texas to California. Are there innocent people behind bars?

October 25, 2011, 4:52 pm
Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man? Answers Remain Elusive…

Did Texas execute an innocent man? FRONTLINE asked the question a year ago when we first aired Death by Fire, … Continue reading


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