Ex-wife: Executed Texas man was guilty

Ex-wife: Executed Texas man was guilty

There are 20 comments on the CNN story from Oct 7, 2010, titled Ex-wife: Executed Texas man was guilty. In it, CNN reports that:

The ex-wife of a Texas convict executed in 2004 for the deaths of his three children reaffirmed her belief in his guilt Wednesday as his relatives sought to open a new inquiry into the case.

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Jaded

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2010
That's one of the problems with the death penalty. Once convicted in Texas, you are on an express ride to the execution chamber. What is the harm in going through and trying to verify that this guy deserved the death penalty? Let the truth out. If he was guilty, then the ex-wife can have her "I told you so moment". If he wasn't well, I guess it won't matter. In Texas, I don't think that it would change any minds. They have the mindset of "So what if an innocent was put to death? Think of all the guilty ones we got." I favor the truth. Let the truth be known. What is she afraid of?
Doc

Corsicana, TX

#2 Oct 10, 2010
Jaded wrote:
That's one of the problems with the death penalty. Once convicted in Texas, you are on an express ride to the execution chamber. What is the harm in going through and trying to verify that this guy deserved the death penalty? Let the truth out. If he was guilty, then the ex-wife can have her "I told you so moment". If he wasn't well, I guess it won't matter. In Texas, I don't think that it would change any minds. They have the mindset of "So what if an innocent was put to death? Think of all the guilty ones we got." I favor the truth. Let the truth be known. What is she afraid of?
I don't know where you get your info, but the average wait on death row in Texas is 13 years. Hardly an express ride.
Finepix

Taylor, TX

#3 Oct 12, 2010
I wonder how many ex-wives would want their ex-husbands dead. I would guess, most of them.
layed back and off

Corsicana, TX

#4 Oct 14, 2010
Well most times there are three sides to that
her side
his side
and the truth
this ex wife has made statements both ways on her ex.
she knows he could not do it, and now he has confessed .
why did she not tell it all at city hall at that time?
WALTER

Dallas, TX

#5 Oct 14, 2010
layed back and off wrote:
Well most times there are three sides to that
her side
his side
and the truth
this ex wife has made statements both ways on her ex.
she knows he could not do it, and now he has confessed .
why did she not tell it all at city hall at that time?
Maybe somebody gave her some money for her change of opinion...
Liza Corri

Chattanooga, TN

#6 Oct 19, 2010
It appears from the forensic science that the man was innocent of this crime for which he was put to death by the State of TX. Oh, and the ex-wife's, as well as her brother's, "eleventh-hour" statements are what sealed the deal, despite scientific evidence to the contrary. Hmmmmmm......what am I missing here?
Jaded wrote:
That's one of the problems with the death penalty. Once convicted in Texas, you are on an express ride to the execution chamber. What is the harm in going through and trying to verify that this guy deserved the death penalty? Let the truth out. If he was guilty, then the ex-wife can have her "I told you so moment". If he wasn't well, I guess it won't matter. In Texas, I don't think that it would change any minds. They have the mindset of "So what if an innocent was put to death? Think of all the guilty ones we got." I favor the truth. Let the truth be known. What is she afraid of?
old dog

Waxahachie, TX

#7 Dec 21, 2010
not only x wives but a lot of present wives would like their husbands dead
Finepix

Pflugerville, TX

#8 Dec 28, 2010
I have a feeling David Leonard Wood did this crime.

Since: May 11

New Mexico

#9 Jul 6, 2011
When is Rick Perry going to be charged with the murder of this innocent man?
Kim G

United States

#10 Jul 7, 2011
R yall serious. Do any of you know this man or knew him? He was guilty as hell. Who sits on their damn front porch and lets their kids burn?? A guilty man is who. Guess Caycee Anthony was not guilty as well. LOL

Since: May 11

New Mexico

#11 Jul 7, 2011
Kim G wrote:
R yall serious. Do any of you know this man or knew him? He was guilty as hell. Who sits on their damn front porch and lets their kids burn?? A guilty man is who. Guess Caycee Anthony was not guilty as well. LOL
So just because you're easily convinced of other people's guilt (ie, "gullible"), we shouldn't bother to make sure that a person is actually guilty before the state takes their life? You Texans are too much. Not very big fans of liberty and justice over there. Your unAmerican governor was presented with proof that this man was convicted based on junk science, and your unAmerican governor just shrugged his shoulders and let the state kill a possibly innocent man.

The Anthony girl was indeed found not guilty. Do you often accept things as true even though you have no proof? That's called insanity.
Kim G

United States

#12 Jul 7, 2011
Us Texans dont care what you think. Since apparently you dont know the whole story of this then u need to find the truth. Our GREAT AMERICAN Governor lol now thats funny.
Kim G

United States

#13 Jul 7, 2011
Sorry let me correct myself we have a GREAT AMERICAN Governor!!!!!

JGK

Since: Dec 08

corsicana

#14 Jul 7, 2011
ABQlib wrote:
When is Rick Perry going to be charged with the murder of this innocent man?
The man has not been proved innocent. He was found guilty.

About all that has been proved is there is better science to use now than what was available then and of course they can't use the new science on the old crime scene.

Nobody has proved that the science used then was wrong.

Since: May 11

New Mexico

#15 Jul 7, 2011
Kim G wrote:
Us Texans dont care what you think. Since apparently you dont know the whole story of this then u need to find the truth. Our GREAT AMERICAN Governor lol now thats funny.
Oh, I see, you're a 12 year old and can't formulate an actual argument. Never mind. Go back to cow-tipping or whatever it is you backward, unAmerican hicks do for fun.
Kim G

United States

#16 Jul 8, 2011
Texans are far from UnAmerican, nor are we all cow-tippers. Apparently you are the 12 year old. You dont know all the details of this case, so you shouldnt assume a man innocent that was found guilty. First off a parent doesnt sit out on the front porch while his 3 children are burning up in a house. This was witnessed and science has nothing to do with that. You need to research this whole case not some new science BS that has now surfaced.
Kim G

United States

#17 Jul 8, 2011
This is from the case!!!!!

According to their sworn statements, both Brandice Barbe and Diane Barbe urged Willingham to return into the house to rescue his children, as according to Brandice Barbe, "all I could see was smoke"[18]. According to Brandice, he refused, and went to move his car away from the fire before returning to sit on a nearby lawn "not once attempting to go inside to rescue his children". Once the fire had reached flashover and the fire department arrived, Willingham became far more agitated, to the point of being restrained by emergency services.

If he didnt do this horrible crime, then he should have been executed for not trying to save them
matt

United States

#18 Aug 12, 2011
Well she thught he was innocent up until he told her what he thought of her prob due to his feeling she didnt do enough to help him. Facts are Facts Govenor Rick Perry clearly killed an innocent man. How many others.

JGK

Since: Dec 08

corsicana

#19 Aug 12, 2011
matt wrote:
Well she thught he was innocent up until he told her what he thought of her prob due to his feeling she didnt do enough to help him. Facts are Facts Govenor Rick Perry clearly killed an innocent man. How many others.
What facts??

What's so clear??
layed back and off

Corsicana, TX

#20 Aug 12, 2011
JGK wrote:
<quoted text>
What facts??
What's so clear??
I feel that the judge and jury done a hard job. but no fault on them or gov. facts are facts.

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