Saturday, September 05, 2009

Willingham case: New Yorker writer David Grann responds to the prosecution's response

It was inevitable that the prosecutor would respond to articles by David Grann and others regarding the unwarranted execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. As Grann demonstrates in this rejoinder, the prosecution doesn't have a lot to offer, however. And Grann is being nice: In his reply, he doesn't even mention that multiple experts have concluded that the fire was not arson. The entire enterprise of arson investigation has been revealed to be a house of smoke, mirrors, and folklore. Then there's the issue of unqualified and biased psychiatric testimony, including testimony by a pro-death penalty hack who was thrown out of the APA shortly after Willingham's execution.

David Grann: The Prosecution Defends Itself

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