Tuesday, 6 October 2009
AUSTIN (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says she disagrees with Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to remove three members of the forensic science commission right before they were to hear evidence in an arson capital murder case.
Hutchison says the hearing that was to have been Friday but was canceled could have shed light on whether arson was involved in the case of Todd Willingham, who was executed for the deaths of his three daughters.
Hutchison said Monday she supports the death penalty, but said all evidence should be examined.
Questions have been raised about whether Willingham committed arson, as was alleged.
Perry spokesman Mark Miner said terms were expiring for the members of the commission who were removed. He said new members will investigate the case. He said Hutchison doesn’t have all the facts.
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