Cameron Todd Willingham
Pursuing posthumous pardon of arson and murder charges
In 2004, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for allegedly setting fire to his family home that killed his three young daughters. Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr have been working with the Innocence Project and other legal representatives to petition for a posthumous pardon for Willingham.
Since Willingham’s execution, questions have been raised regarding the arson investigation used to convict him of murder in 1992. Nine of the nation’s leading fire scientist and the Texas Forensic Science Commission discovered that none of the scientific analysis used to convict Willingham was valid. Testimony from a jailhouse informant who claimed Willingham confessed to murdering his children has also been called to question.
- https://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/08/03/fresh-doubts-over-a-texas-execution/?utm_term=.ce0a88364582 The Washington Post, August 3, 2014.
- https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Innocence-Project-sues-to-clear-executed-1704619.php Houston Chronicle, September 27, 2010.
- https://www.innocenceproject.org/cameron-todd-willingham-wrongfully-convicted-and-executed-in-texas/ Innocence Project, September 13, 2010.