But Perry spokeswoman Allison Castle issued a strongly worded rebuttal defending the governor’s actions in the Willingham case. The unemployed Corsicana mechanic was executed in 2004 for setting a house fire that killed his two daughters.
If Perry’s rivals "oppose the death penalty for someone who murdered his three children, beat his wife while she was pregnant with twins in an effort to force an abortion, repeatedly changed his story, who confessed and whose last words were an obscenity laced tirade aimed at his ex wife, and whose conviction was upheld numerous times over the course of more than a decade, including nine times by federal courts then they should just say so," Castle said in an e-mailed statement.
"Do they think he was innocent? A jury, along with state and federal courts believed he was guilty of murder."
Well played girl...