Cameron Todd Willingham, Texas, and the death penalty : The New Yorker

Cameron Todd Willingham, Texas, and the death penalty : The New Yorker

The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.

Written on July 24, 2012