Costly Mistakes

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October 12, 2009 8:09 a.m.

I want to flag your attention to something. There’s a percolating story down in Texas about Gov. Perry (R) and the possible execution of an innocent man. There appears to be real question whether Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongly executed for an alleged murder by arson in 1991. Perry had no direct connection to the case. But he did sign the death warrant in 2004. And now he seems to be trying to scuttle an investigation that might have shown he’d signed off on the execution of an innocent man. Here’s our report on the latest developments.

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