Did Texas execute an innocent man in 2004, when Cameron Todd Willingham was put to death for murder by arson? Many believe so. More than half a dozen independent arson experts have pointed to faulty evidence used to obtain Willingham’s conviction, at the very least raising the possibility that an innocent man was executed.
The State now has an opportunity to avoid repeating the same mistake in the case of Hank Skinner, due to be executed on Wednesday, March 24th. Skinner claims he’s innocent, and he’s begging for DNA testing that may prove it. So far, Texas Governor Rick Perry has refused to grant a stay of execution so Skinner can get his test.
Why? What is the Governor afraid of?