Innocence Project Seeks Ethics Probe of Prosecutor in Willingham Case

The Innocence Project has asked the State Bar of Texas to investigate the prosecutor in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in 2004 for the deaths of his three children in a 1991 fire.

Jailhouse informant Johnny Webb had testified that Willingham told him he deliberately set the fatal fire, but Webb has varied since then on whether the testimony was true. Now Webb says he lied in exchange for efforts by the prosecutor to reduce Webb’s prison sentence . . . Read this and related articles: The ABA Journal

Thanks to the StandDown Texas Project for alerting us to this development.