Breaking news from Glenn Smith at Dog Canyon:
Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina, who was once indicted in arson, was Gov. Rick Perry’s general counsel when Perry denied a stay of execution to Cameron Todd Willingham. Willingham received the death penalty for the alleged arson deaths of his three daughters. Perry appointed Medina to the high court in November, 2004. In a controversial 2007 case involving the burning of their home, Medina and his wife were indicted — and subsequently cleared — in connection with a fire experts ruled was arson. They were accused of tampering with the evidence.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is trying to cover-up his office's responsibility and actions surrounding the Cameron Todd Willingham execution case. The Houston Chronicle recently reported (and we echoed on BOR) that Perry's office is refusing to release documents pertaining to exactly how and when their office discussed the information that the arson evidence was bogus. Now we may have learned why Perry's office doesn't want anyone to know who was involved:
If David Medina was the man in the room dismissing the arson evidence, and he was indicted for arson fraud himself, well…
- CNN Airs Ten-Minute Feature on Rick Perry Investigation Cover-Up
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- Glenn Smith: Forensics Expert Beyler Planned Public Airing of Willingham Report
- Juror in Willingham Execution Case: “Maybe this man was innocent.”
- TX-Gov: Archiving Rick Perry's Cover-Up of Investigation into Execution of Todd Willingham
- CNN's Anderson Cooper: Texas Governor Rick Perry Covering Up Innocent Man's Execution?
- Rick Perry May have Violated Federal Law in Willingham Execution
- Gov. Perry Begins Cover-up in Todd Willingham Case: Replaces Chair of Forensics Commission
- TX-Gov: Did Rick Perry Fire Prosecutors to Avoid an Embarrassing Public Hearing