A Delay for Willingham Court of Inquiry

Navarro County prosecutor R. Lowell Thompson's request that Judge Charlie Baird recuse himself from the Cameron Todd Willingham court of inquiry hearing wasn't decided today.

Baird, who was set to decide on a request to convene a court of inquiry to investigate whether the Corsicana man was wrongfully convicted, said today that he would hear arguments for and against his recusal on Oct. 14. If Baird recuses himself, an administrative judge would appoint another judge to take over the case. If Baird declines to recuse himself, Thompson could appeal that decision to an administrative law judge, who would ...

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