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Gov. Rick Perry's role in possible wrongful execution may hurt campaign chances

Jun 24, 2011 9:38:14 PM- chicagotribune.com
Days before Cameron Todd Willingham went to his death proclaiming innocence, fire scientist cast doubt on his guilt

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has presided over 231 executions, more than any governor in the death penalty's modern history. If he runs for president, one of those executions may become a campaign issue — a case involving questions of whether he allowed an innocent man to be put to death, then tried to scuttle a state commission's investigation into the matter.

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