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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 executes three inmates

February 4, 2016: Two prisoners were executed in Pakistan, in two different prisons. 

Key facilitator of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, terrorist Bilal Ahmed alias Abu Abdullah was executed in Kohat Central Jail early in the morning. 

Bilal s/o Faiz Ahmed was arrested two years back from his native village Suraj in Sialkot. 

Bilal aka Abu Abdullah was sentenced to death by military court Kohat after he was found guilty. 

Security sources said he was key facilitator of TTP and involved in terrorist activities against Pak Army across the country. 

Another death row convict was sent to the gallows at the Central Jail Multan on early morning, Dunya News reported.

Death row prisoner Muhammad Jora alias Mittho was hanged for killing a man named Nazir in 1996 over an old enmity. Mittho’s dead body was later handed over to his relatives.

Muhammad Jora alias Mittho was awarded death sentence by Session Court Muzaffargarh which was upheld by the superior courts. 

His mercy appeal was also rejected by the President upon which Session Court Muzaffargarh issued a death warrant and he was executed at the Central Jail Multan. 

Sources: Dunya News, thenews.com.pk, Feb. 4, 2016


Inmate Executed in Bahawalpur prison

February 9, 2016: A death row prisoner was sent to the gallows at the New Central Jail Bahawalpur on early morning, Dunya News reported.

Death row convict Haider Shehzad was executed for killing a man named Muhammad Amin over a dispute. 

The dead body of Shehzad was handed over to his relative after the execution. 

Source: Dunya News, February 9, 2016

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