Because the state sure as shit doesn't want to waste money ensuring it doesn't execute innocent people.Things are looking worse and worse for Texas governor Rick Perry, accused of stifling a state panel's probe into that flawed arson investigation that may have led to the execution of an innocent man.
Sam Bassett, the former chair of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, has now told the Houston Chronicle that lawyers for Perry told him the case was inappropriate, and that the hiring of a nationally known fire expert was a "waste of state money."
15 October, 2009
Perry's Situation Deteriorates
Rick, Rick, Rick. Who've thought it could get any worse?