Cameron Todd Willingham

Cameron Todd Willingham - with kid State of Conviction: Texas

Race: White

Wrongful Conviction: Arson, murder

Wrongfully Executed Date: 2004

Years Served: 13

Just two days before Christmas in 1991, a house fire tragically killed Cameron Todd Willingham’s three little girls. Cameron tried to save his girls but the fire engulfed the house. Using outdated science, police determined the fire was arson, but now years after the conviction, arson science evolved, and forensic experts around the country agreed that the fire was a tragic accident. Texas limits the ability of death row inmates to challenge their convictions and Cameron wasn’t allowed to present the new evidence of his innocence in court. He was wrongfully executed after serving 13 years in prison.

 

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Cameron Todd Willingham - CNN