Affidavit: Willingham confessed to arson

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 16, 2009 at 8:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 12 at 12:01 PM

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Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for the arson deaths of his three daughters inside this Corsicana home.

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CORSICANA, Texas- A newly released affidavit has a relative of the then-wife of Cameron Todd Willingham saying the condemned inmate confessed to her that he set the fire that killed their three daughters.

The statements from Ronnie Kuykendall are part of two affidavits released by the city of Corsicana in response to media requests.

Willingham on Feb. 17, 2004, was executed over the 1991 deadly fire in Corsicana.

Forensic scientists have called into question arson evidence used to convict Willingham, who maintained his innocence.

The Corsicana Daily Sun reports Ronnie Kuykendall said that his sister, Stacy, on Feb. 8, 2004, called her family together to tell them about her last meeting with Willingham. Ronnie Kuykendall's affidavit says his sibling cried as she said Willingham told her he had set the fire because he knew that she was going to leave him.

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