Willingham Won’t Get Posthumous Pardon
• by Brandi Grissom, Edgar Walters and Terri Langford
• April 3, 2014The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has voted not to recommend a posthumous full pardon for Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed a decade ago after being convicted of setting a house fire that killed his three young daughters.
“This whole process is, unfortunately, typical of this board, where they don’t demonstrate that they’ve actually considered the substantial evidence that we’ve put before them,” said Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, which has led the charge to clearn Willingham’s name in the case.
Updated, Feb. 28, 2014, 2:30 p.m.:
Attorneys working on behalf of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed 10…