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Evidence of Concealed Jailhouse Deal Raises Questions About a Texas Execution

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CAMERON TODD WILLINGHAM
AP

In the 10 years since Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after convicting him on charges of setting his house on fire and murdering his three young daughters, family members and death penalty opponents have argued that he was innocent. Now newly discovered evidence suggests that the prosecutor in the case may have concealed a deal with a jailhouse informant whose testimony was a key part of the execution decision.

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