Will Perry Run? Ctd

Jun 10 2011 @ 4:59pm

A reader writes:

260xStory off on Willingham's execution – carried out in 2004 – for a crime that Willingham was likely innocent of.  In 2009, the Texas Forensic Science Commission looked into his trial, but a few days before they were to discuss a report on the flawed evidence, Perry replaced the chairman and some members. The Perry-appointed chair immediately canceled the hearing and spent the next couple years delaying the work and pushing for a finding of no misconduct.  That chair wasn't confirmed, and his term ended about a week ago.

There is likely to be some increased publicity around the Willingham case over the next year. (More background here.) And it's unlikely to make Perry look presidential.

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(Photo of Cameron Todd Willingham via The Houston Chronicle)