Ardmore Man Executed In Texas

2-17-04 - He died spouting angry words. A former auto mechanic convicted of killing his three young daughters in a fire has been put to death at a prison in Huntsville, Texas. Cameron Willingham spewed profanities at his ex-wife, who was standing a few feet away before he was given the lethal injection. She showed no reaction as Willingham tried to maneuver his hand, strapped at the wrist, into an obscene gesture. Willingham previously acknowledged he was a lousy husband but insisted he wasn't responsible for the 1991 blaze that killed his 2 year old daughter and 1 year old twin girls. At his trial, neighbors said he was outside his Corsicana home even before flames engulfed the place and was concerned about his car getting scorched.