It’s a victory two decades in the making for one of Texas’ seminal arson cases.
After new evidence found Cacy to be innocent of murder, the state is now reviewing her case again.
More than twenty years after she was convicted, Cacy is totally cleared of her uncle’s murder.
Sonia Cacy, who was convicted of murder based on questionable fire science, will return to court where a judge will determine if she should get a new trial.
Texas is changing what we know about arson science. And it all started with Sonia Cacy.
Cameron Todd Willingham became famous in death after the arson science used to convict him of murder and send him to death row wasdebunked. The debunking came in 2009 when the Texas Forensic Science Commission investigation concluded that “a finding of arson could not be sustained” in his