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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…

Singapore executes convicted killer

Singapore's Changi Prison Complex
Singapore's Changi Prison
April 17, 2015: A 39-year-old male Singaporean was executed at Changi Prison Complex, after being convicted of murder and sentenced to death on Apr 7, 2009, police said in a media release.

Muhammad bin Kadar stabbed a 69-year-old woman to death in her flat while robbing her on May 6, 2005. She was stabbed more than 110 times, according to police.

Police added Muhammad bin Kadar was represented by counsel throughout the legal process, and that the Court of Appeal had dismissed his appeal on July 5, 2011.

The Court of Appeal dismissed his application for re-sentencing under the new death penalty regime on Sep 29, 2014, after hearing further arguments.

He was given the opportunity to petition the President for Clemency, which was turned down, police said.

Source: CNA/dl, April 17, 2015

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