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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…

Saudi Arabia executes three for drug trafficking and murder

Public execution in Saudi Arabia (file photo)
Public execution in Saudi Arabia (file photo)
September 29, 2016: three prisoners were executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking and murder.

Amjad Hussein Ashraf Shah - Pakistani National – was executed in Jeddah governorate for smuggling a quantity of heroin.

Another pakistani national, Ayub Khan Manqal Khan, was put to death in the Eastern Region for heroin trafficking.

The Ministry of the Interior confirmed to the public that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' government is keen on fighting drugs of all kinds due to their serious damage to individuals and the society and that perpetrators of such crimes shall be legally punished.

Saudi national Saqr bin Shawi bin Meklhaf Al-Saadi Al-Sulbi was executed in the Governorate of Rafha.

The Criminal Court convicted him of stabbing to death his compatriot Talal bin Saad bin Farhan Al-Saadi following a heated argument.

Sources: SPA, GDN Online, Hands Off Cain, September 29, 2016

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