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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…

India-based firm doesn't want drug used for Arkansas executions

September 22, 2015: An India-based company that appears to have made one of the execution drugs Arkansas purchased says it doesn't want its product used in the state's plans to execute eight inmates.

Sun Pharma is the third pharmaceutical company to make such a statement. 

A spokesman for Sun Pharma said the company prohibits its customers from selling to prisons or other groups that may misuse them for lethal purposes.

The two other manufacturers — Hikma and Hospira — have also said they don't want their products used for executions.

The Associated Press approached the drugmakers after redacted photographs obtained through an open-records request appeared to show their drugs in Arkansas' execution supply.

State officials have said a secrecy law surrounding executions prohibits them from telling the companies if their drugs were purchased. 

Source: The Associated Press, September 22, 2015

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