This following case should be a wake up call for the Governor of Mississippi to evaluate the case of Carla Hughes. Although, she is not going on death row and has life in prison, she will never receive probation and will always be blamed for something she did not do. Therefore, they must continue to investigate Keyon Pittman who appeared and acted guilty throughout the case.
Dorenda Brokofsky, the juror in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham feel she made a mistake to sentence him to death in the arson homicides of his three children. She admitted she is struggling with the idea that she might have convicted an innocent man. The controversy has led her to think twice about the decision she made in a jury room in 1992. ”I don’t sleep at night because of a lot of this,” Brokofsky said. “I have gone back and forth in my mind trying to think of anything that we missed. I don’t like the fact that years later someone is saying maybe we made a mistake, that the facts aren’t what they could’ve been.” She has long since moved away from tiny Corsicana, Texas, where the fire took place.
About 17 years ago, Willingham was convicted in Texas of setting a house fire that killed his kids. Cameron Todd Willingham denied until his died of lethal injection. Unfortunately, he was executed for something he did not do. Over the years, there has been 3 investigations that concluded arson was not the likely cause of the 1991 fire, including one that arrived in Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s office 88 minutes before the scheduled execution. Perry replaced four of nine members of the Texas Forensics Sciences Commission, just before the commission was to receive latest reports of the 3 investigations. Governor Perry said he remains confident Willingham was guilty, as do authorities in Corsicana who prosecuted Willingham.