Death by Fire: An Update
Did a Texas prosecutor cut a deal with a jailhouse informant that helped convict an innocent man?
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.
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.
Texas Arson Review Yields A Handful of Questionable Cases
How many Texans are in prison for arson fires that, in fact, were accidents?
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
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?
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