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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…

Pakistan: two murder convicts hanged in Sargodha and Sahiwal

April 23, 2015: two murder convicts were hanged in Sargodha and Sahiwal, raising the total number of executions to 97 since Pakistan reversed the self-imposed moratorium on the death penalty in December 2014 after the Taliban school massacre.

Gul Muhammad was executed in Sargodha’s District Jail. 

The convict had killed his brother-in-law back in 1999.

Muhammad Hanif was hanged in Sahiwal Central Jail. He had killed Assistant sub-inspector Ahsan Ullah in 2006 during a shootout with police. 

An Anti-Terrorism Court awarded him death penalty in 2007. 

Source: ARY News, April 23, 2015

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