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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…

Nebraska: Police Group Announces Support for Death Penalty Petition Drive

The Police Officers' Association of Nebraska has announced their support of the petition drive to get the death penalty issue on the ballot.

POAN president Rich Hoaglund says the association feels it is an important issue for public safety, as well as for the safety of inmates and corrections employees.

He adds the citizens deserve to have a voice in the issue of the death penalty.

The group leading the petition drive, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty has until August 27 to gather signatures.

Source: nebraska.tv, June 23, 2015

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