Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

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…

Malaysia: Iranian Woman, Mother Sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking

Tayebeh Abbasali Najafi, 36, and Parvin Yousef Ilanlou, 57
Tayebeh Abbasali Najafi and Parvin Yousef Ilanlou
September 30, 2015: An Iranian woman and her mother were sentenced to death by the High Court in Malaysia for trafficking in 2.5kg of methamphetamine, three years ago.

Tayebeh Abbasali Najafi, 36, and Parvin Yousef Ilanlou, 57, were found guilty by Justice Datuk Ghazali Cha of the offence involving 1297.5g and 1245.6g, respectively.

They committed the crime at the Customs Inspection exit of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on September 25, 2012.

The prosecution, represented by Selangor deputy public prosecutor Siti Noorbaya Jamil, called five witnesses, while the defence, represented by counsel Muhammad Zaim Azfar Jalaludin, called two during the trial. 

Sources: Bernama, September 30, 2015

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