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    Prosecutor Accused of Misconduct in Contested Execution of Texas Man Accused of Arson
    Cameron Todd Willingham

    The prosecutor against a North Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters faces new scrutiny from a New York-based nonprofit group accusing him of misconduct.

    The Innocence Project announced Monday that it has filed a state bar grievance against John H. Jackson, a former judge who prosecuted Cameron Todd Willingham.

    Willingham was executed in 2004 for killing his three daughters in a house fire in Corsicana.

    But fire science experts have long said the original investigators were wrong in calling that fire arson. And a jailhouse informant who provided key testimony against Willingham tried to recant years before the execution.

    The Innocence Project says Jackson and a local wealthy rancher tried to keep the informant from changing his story publicly.

    Jackson has denied any wrongdoing.