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Forensic Science Commission Meets

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The Walls Unit of the Huntsville Penitentiary, where Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in 2004. The state's Forensic Science Commission considers a final report on evidence in that case this week.

The state's Forensic Science Commission begins two days of meetings.  On their agenda will be discussion of a final report on the case of Cameron Todd Willingham.  A 1991 arson ruling convicted Willingham of setting fire to his Corsicana home and killing his three daughters. He was executed in 2004.

Several expert reviews of the evidence have indicated that the fire was an accident. 

The meetings are also expected to be the last for commission chair John Bradley.  The Williamson County District Attorney was named to the position last year in a recess appointment by Governor Rick Perry, just days before the commission was to take up the evidence in the Willingham case.  Speculation is that the Texas Senate will reject Bradley's nomination for a full term.

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