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AG Ends Investigation into Willingham Arson Case

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The Texas Attorney General has issued a ruling that essentially prohibits the Texas Forensic Science Commission from further investigating the Cameron Todd Willingham case.

Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott today has ended further investigation into the high-profile Cameron Todd Willingham arson case. Willingham was executed in 2004 for a 1991 fire that killed his three daughters. Fire experts have since discredited much of the evidence used to prove Willingham set the fire. 

The Texas Forensic Science Commission had asked the AG’s office about whether it had the authority to consider whether fire investigators were negligent or committed any sort of professional misconduct. Today’s ruling said the Commission cannot consider evidence tested or offered into evidence before the Commission was created Sept. 1, 2005.