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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…

Mississippi: Death Penalty Expanded To Cover Other Crimes

JACKSON,MS (WCBI) – A bill expanding Mississippi’s capital punishment law is heading to the Senate. 

The State House today okayed a measure that would call for the death penalty for people convicted of killing a broader range of public servants. 

The bill protects first responders, ambulance workers, and paramedics. 

The House version was expanded to also include uniformed security guards and utility workers.

The Senate must now pass the bill before it becomes law.

Source: WCBI, March 8, 2016

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