Ellis Wayne Felker – 1996
Executed for the murder of a woman from Georgia. He was under police surveillance at the time of the murder, no DNA evidence exists & another man confessed to the crime later.
David Spence – 1997
Executed for the rape & murder of 3 teenagers. Evidence included bite marks that couldn’t be matched to his teeth & statements from jailhouse snitches who had been given pay-offs.
Cameron Todd Willingham – 2004
Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted of murdering his three daughters by burning down his house in 1991. He was later executed in 2004 in Texas. Despite the fact that the Texas Forensic Science Commission found that the arson claims were doubtful and Willinghams wife disputed the claim that Willingham had killed his daughters to cover up abuse allegations, Governor Rick Perry did not grant a pardon to Willingham.
[divider] Source: CNN, NBC News, Mandatory, Daily Mail, The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC