Aug. 15, 2021

Trial By Fire

Trial By Fire

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Welcome Back to Cherry Avenue True Crime Podcast.  Just a quick reminder that new episodes come out on the 15th and the 30th of each month, with occasional bonus episodes thrown out there in between so please hit subscribe so you don’t miss anything.

I’ll be the first to admit that when I hear that a parent or parents escaped a burning house unharmed and all of the kids die, I’m a little suspicious.  And when you start watching this movie, that is how you feel. 

But there are questions….

And the more you learn, the more you question……

The movie and the case for this episode is:  Trial By Fire  (2018-2019) movie that I found available for streaming on  (Prime Video) and  (Hulu).  It stars Jack O’Connel, Laura Dern and Emily Meade.

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was sentenced to death in Texas for killing his three children even after scientific evidence and expert testimony bolstered his claims of innocence

We will cover the movie, the story of what really happened, and the controversy.

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New Yorker article:

Trial by Fire | The New Yorker

Sources for this episode:

Cameron Todd Willingham’s Ex-Wife Stacy Kuykendall Says Texas Shouldn’t Pardon Him [EXCLUSIVE] | HuffPost

Cameron Todd Willingham – Wikipedia

Cameron Todd Willingham: Wrongfully Convicted and Executed in Texas – Innocence Project

Murder of his three young children by Cameron Todd Willingham examined on Evil Lives Here (monstersandcritics.com)

5 Things To Know About The Cameron Todd Willingham Case | Crime History | Investigation Discovery

Stacy Kuykendall Now: Where is Cameron Todd Willingham’s Ex-Wife Today? Update (thecinemaholic.com)

Where Is Stacey Willingham From Trial By Fire In 2019? (refinery29.com)

Where Is Trial By Fire Playwright Elizabeth Gilbert Now (refinery29.com)

Disturbing Evidence That Texas Executed An Innocent Man, Cameron Todd Willingham (ranker.com)

A dad was executed for deaths of his 3 girls. Now a letter casts more doubt. – The Washington Post

Jury Clears the Prosecutor Who Sent Cameron Todd Willingham to Death Row | The Marshall Project

Willingham v. State :: 1995 :: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Decisions :: Texas Case Law :: Texas Law :: US Law :: Justia

Interviews – Elizabeth Gilbert | Death By Fire | FRONTLINE | PBS

Posthumous pardon denied for Case of Texas man Cameron Todd Willingham, executed for arson that killed his kids, puts spotlight on “pardons after death” – CBS News

10 Executed Prisoners That Were Later Found to Be Innocent (unbelievable-facts.com)

Trial by Fire | The New Yorker

Trial by Fire: True story of innocent dad executed for killing his three children – Mirror Online

Myths and Facts about the Willingham Case – Innocence Project