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INCENDIARY: The Willingham Case

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:June 24, 2011
Running time:102 minutes
Director:Steve Mims, Joe Bailey, Jr.
Producer:Steve Mims, Joe Bailey, Jr., Reid Nelson

Description: In 1991, Cameron Todd Willingham's three daughters died in a Corsicana, Texas house fire. Tried and convicted for their arson murders, Willingham was executed in February 2004 despite overwhelming expert criticism of the prosecution's arson evidence. Today, Willingham's name has become a call for reform in the field of forensics and a rallying cry for the anti-death penalty movement; yet he remains an indisputable "monster" in the eyes of Texas Governor Rick Perry, who ignored the science that could have saved Willingham's life. Equal parts murder mystery, forensic investigation and political drama, INCENDIARY documents the haunted legacy of a prosecution built on "folklore."

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