Todd Willingham

willinghamExecuted in 2004, Texas
Convicted of setting the fire that killed his three young children in 1991, Todd Willingham was executed in 2004. His conviction was based on the testimony of fire investigators that fire patterns examined at the scene could only have been created by a liquid accelerant, even though chemical tests of debris in the suspected area of origin proved negative. Expert review of the evidence now suggests that the most likely cause of the fire was accidental.

 

Case Documents

State Marshal’s Fire Report – Willingham pdf

Links

Complete Trial Transcripts
Trial By Fire – The New Yorker
Death By Fire – Frontline Documentary

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