Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
Willingham told the Barbees to call the Fire Department, and while Dia…

Iran: Man Sentenced to Death for Insulting the Prophet

Tehran's Evin Prison
An Iranian social media activist has been reportedly sentenced to death for his alleged insult of the prophet Mohammed.

On Sunday, the Tehran-based court reportedly sentenced Souhail Arabi, a 30-year-old social media activist to death and 3 years in prison, over' insulting the prophet charges', local media reported.

Souhail Arabi who is the father of 5-year-old child was detained in Evin prison, located in northwestern Tehran, where over 350 opposition politicians and activists are held.

According to Erem News, Souhail Arabi was arrested over uttering insults to the prophet.

Under the Islamic republic's laws, whoever utters insults to the prophet must be given penalty. 

The judge may not give the suspect death penalty in case it is proven that the person who is accused of insulting the Prophet was under the influence of alcohol.

Source: Morocco World News, Sept. 8, 2014

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