Gov. Rick Perry, a likely GOP presidential candidate, faces a new burden: a searing documentary film, Incendiary, that looks at the railroading of a suspect for an arson incident that killed his children. The executed convict was Cameron Todd Willingham, but the new film and extensive print journalism makes a compelling case that he was wrongly convicted and that Gov. Perry brushed aside strong evidence for his innocence.
As the Chicago Tribune summed up: “Man executed on disproved forensics…Fire that killed his 3 children could have been accidental.”
Some highlights of its investigation, echoed by other accounts: