- Series: Skeptical Juror
- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Allen & Allen Semiotics, Inc. (October 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984271627
- ISBN-13: 978-0984271627
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #393,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Skeptical Juror and the Trial of Cameron Todd Willingham
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Cameron Todd Willingham was tried and later executed for the murder of his three infant children by setting fire to his home. This was in Texas in the 90's, by which date the Lone Star State seemed to be trying to rival China in its enthusiasm for implementing the death penalty. Willingham's first trial ended in a hung jury, and his retrial can best be described as token justice, rushed through with shreds and patches of hearsay treated as evidence sufficient to take a citizen's life. It all might -- just might - have been different if the eminent fire expert Gerald Hurst had been called in earlier. Hurst totally demolished the supposedly expert evidence given at the trial regarding fires, but that was through scientific knowledge and accurate reasoning. It is perfectly possible that neither of these was very welcome to the People of Texas.Read more ›