An investigation into claims that faulty evidence led Texas to execute an innocent man in 2004 was at a “crucial point” when the state’s governor replaced three of its members this week, one of the three said Thursday.
Friday, October 02, 2009
In 2006, CNN's Anderson Cooper first covered the Todd Willingham case. Tonight, they are looking again at the case after Texas Governor Rick Perry replaced the chair and two other members of the Texas Forensic Science Commission two days before a now-canceled meeting at which the commission was scheduled to discuss the report.
Program Note: Tune in tonight for Randi Kaye’s report on the case. AC360° 10 p.m. ET, 9 PM Central Time.
One of the guests on the program tonight is Scott Cobb, president of Texas Moratorium Network.
Gov. Rick Perry’s shake-up of the Texas Forensic Science Commission came two days before it was to hear from the author of a scathing report in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. That Friday session has been postponed indefinitely in the wake of Perry’s new appointments, and critics of the governor accused him of trying to quash the Willingham probe. Sign the petition to Governor Rick Perry and the State of Texas to acknowledge that the fire in the Cameron Todd Willingham case was not arson, therefore no crime was committed and on February 17, 2004, Texas executed an innocent man.
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