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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…

Fugitive death-row convict arrested by Egyptian Police

According to Al Youm Al Sabea newspaper, the man along with his wife lured a businessman into their home in 2009 on the pretext of sexually entertaining him and made away with his car and other valuables before killing him.

It is alleged that the husband was the master brain behind the murder. After detailed planning, he allowed his wife to contact the businessman.

She lured him into their house offering to entertain him. Once inside, her husband was all set to attack him. He assaulted the businessman, lifted him and threw him from the balcony of their fifth floor apartment. He died on the spot.

They grabbed his car keys and money before fleeing from the scene.

However, they were caught shortly and arrested and referred to Public Prosecution.

The court awarded them the death penalty.

Meanwhile, the husband managed to escape from prison and took shelter with his father in Al Badrasheen village of Giza governorate.

He had allegedly formed another gang and was into criminal activities, says the report.

Now the security guards raided his dad’s home and nabbed him.

According to reports, officials are preparing to execute him.

Source: Emirates 24/7, November 19, 2012

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