Watch at Houston Chronicle. From Time.com: For over two decades, the hair was stored in a plastic evidence bag in the courthouse in Coldspring, Texas, cataloged as belonging to Claude Jones, who was convicted of murder in 1990 and executed 10 years later. Now, it can be relabeled: a court-ordered DNA test found Thursday that…read more
The hearing in Judge Charlie Baird’s court to determine if Todd Willingham was innocent was recessed until Thursday, October 14, 2010. Below are photos we took and a video from Keyetv. CNN also has a report here.
9:04 PM on September 15, 2010 John Lentini posted the following as a comment to an editorial in the Dallas Morning News: I was the Chairman of the Arson Review Committee, affiliated with the Innocence Project that got the Commission interested in these two cases. Until very recently, I understood that the question before the…read more
The Texas Forensic Science Commission is meeting tomorrow for the first timein six months. This is the commission’s first meeting since Gov. Rick Perrysuddenly replaced its chair and several of its members while it was in themiddle of an investigation into the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. The Innocence Project will stream live video of…read more
At the Innocence Project Celebration of Freedom & Justice, Aidan Quinn performed the Kerry Max Cook story from the award-winning Broadway play “The Exonerated.” For more on wrongful convictions and stories of people exonerated after serving years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, visit http://wwww.innocenceproject.org
In the Sept 7, 2009 edition of the New Yorker David Grann comprehensively examines the Todd Willingham case in which an innocent person was executed by Texas. The proven execution of an innocent person means the end of the death penalty in the United States. Shout this name from the rooftops, Todd Willingham. He was…read more
The Texas Observer and the Innocence Project fight to preserve evidence that could show if an innocent man was executed. One strand of hair, a piece of evidence crucial to determining whether Texas executed an innocent man almost seven years ago, is apparently at risk of being destroyed by San Jacinto County officials who are…read more