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Did Texas execute an innocent man? Film revisits a haunting question.

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Texans will have an opportunity to revisit a question that should haunt anyone who believes in the integrity of our criminal justice system: Did our state execute an innocent man? 
The new film “Trial by Fire” tells the true story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was sentenced to death for setting a fire to his home in Corsicana that killed his three young daughters in 1991. The film is based on an investigative story by David Grann that appeared in the New Yorker in 2009, five years after Willingham was executed over his vociferous protestations of innocence.
In my experience of serving 8 years on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and 4 years as a state district judge in Travis County, the Willingham case stands out to me for many of the same reasons it stood out to filmmaker Edward Zwick, who calls it a veritable catalogue of everything that’s wrong with the criminal justice system and, especially, the death penalty. False testimony, junk science, a jailhouse informant, and ineffe…

Bangladesh: man executed in Sylhet

March 3, 2011: Robi Munda, 60, from Habiganj, was executed in Sylhet Central Jail in Bangladesh for killing Nandalal Jhara with an axe in February 2000.

Habiganj District and Sessions Judge AKM Ishtiaq Hossain sentenced Munda and his father Amar Singh Munda to death on September 24, 2003, the high court upholding the verdict. Munda's clemency petition was rejected on February 13, 2011.

Amar Singh died of old age complications, while in Sylhet jail, five years ago.

Source: Daily Star, March 4, 2011
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