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Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
Willingham told the Barbees to call the Fire Department, and while Dia…

Chine : auprès des enfants des condamnés à mort



Avec 15 exécutions par jour, la Chine détient le record mondial en matière de peine de mort et, pour les orphelins des condamnés, aucune prise en charge n'est prévue par l'Etat. Une ancienne gardienne de prison a fait de ces enfants la cause de sa vie. Cent cinquante pensionnaires vivent près de Pékin dans l'un des neuf orphelinats qu'elle a créés à travers le pays.

(This video is available in French only.)

Source: videosTF1.fr, Sept. 23, 2012

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