New evidence revealed in Cameron Todd Willingham’s case

Family members of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was convicted of arson for allegedly burning his home in Corsicana, Texas in 1991, which caused the death of his three young daughters and led to his death sentence the following year, have maintained for more than a decade that he was innocent. Now, newly found evidence may prove that the prosecutor of the case, John Jackson, may have made a deal with jailhouse informant Johnny Webb, a key witness in the case, to get the confession that sealed Willingham’s fate.

In September of last year, lawyers from New York-based national litigation and public policy organization The Innocence Project asked the Texas Board of Patrons and Paroles to posthumously exonerate Willingham, saying that the arson investigation, which has been discredited, and the deal prove there was not enough evidence to convict him.

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