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: Execution Sentence Issued for Two Afghan Juvenile Offenders

Public execution, Iran
NCRI - Two young 20- and 19-year-old prisoners from Afghanistan were sentenced to death in central prison of Zahedan, Southeast Iran, on the charges of armed robbery from a financial institution.

According to reports, they were subjected to intense physical and mental torture in the prison, in order to confess to what they were asked to in front of the television camera.

Hamza Noorzehi, 20, and Amir Noorzehi, 19, were arrested in Zahedan on 28 July 2014.

According to reports, Hamza Noorzehi was working in a quilt shop and Amir Noorzehi was working on the street repairing and waxing shoes when Fereshtegan (Angels) Financial Institute, also known as Arman Institution, was targeted by an armed robbery. 

According to their relatives, they had nothing to do with the armed robbery, and they were only working on their daily routine work.

At the time of arrest, Hamza Noorzehi, was 17 and Amir Noorzehi was 16 years old.

The Angels aka Arman financial institution was based in the city of Zahedan. It is said that the financial institution has gone bankrupt due to embezzlement and there are rumours that some of its employees are arrested.

The two detainees have recently been sentenced to death in Branch 1 of the regime's court in Zahedan, and each has been fined 12 million Toman and 12 years in prison. These two prisoners are currently detained in Ward 2 of Zahedan Central Prison.

Source: NCRI, August 15, 2017

⚑ | Report an error, an omission, a typo; suggest a story or a new angle to an existing story; submit a piece, a comment; recommend a resource; contact the webmaster, contact us: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com.

Opposed to Capital Punishment? Help us keep this blog up and running! DONATE!

Most Viewed (Last 7 Days)

Nevada law says chief medical officer must advise on executions despite ethical clash

Ohio executes Gary Otte

20 Minutes to Death: Record of the Last Execution in France

Russian who joined ISIS in Iraq sentenced to hanging

Iran: Prisoners Hanged in Public While Crowd Watched

Arkansas death-row inmate tries to drop appeal blocking execution; request denied

Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

Poorly executed - Indiana inmate challenges state's lethal cocktail change

Nevada inmate asks how he should mentally prepare for execution

Sarawakian and Filipina narrowly escape death penalty in Malaysia