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April 3, 2014

State board of Pardons and Paroles: No posthumous pardon for Willingham

Corsicana — In a letter addressed to the district attorney, district judge and chief of police, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles informed local officials it declined to award a posthumous full pardon to Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 for the murder of his children 13 years earlier.

The vote was taken March 14, but local officials were notified today, April 3.

The children died in a house fire in 1991, and Willingham was conivcted of arson and murder. The case has gained international notiriety over the years. The Innocence Project has been pushing for the pardon, and made a presentation to the board a few weeks before the March 14 vote.

More to follow.

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