There seems to be growing evidence that Cameron Todd Willingham—who was executed in Texas in 2004—was innocent, but Texas Governor Rick Perry is bunkering down. “Willingham was a monster,” Perry told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Perry himself is becoming subject to pressure, as he recently removed three people from a panel set to review Willingham’s case 48 hours before they were to begin, forcing the review’s cancellation. The ousted head of the Panel is now saying that he faced pressure twice from Perry’s lawyers to ditch the review.
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