Elizabeth Gilbert at 11th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty Speaking about Todd Willingham
Elizabeth Gilbert speaking at the 11th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty October 30, 2010 at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Liz is a Houston teacher and playwright who befriended Texas death row prisoner Todd Willingham. Her story is featured in the New Yorker article by David Grann about the case as well at the Frontline Documentary “Death by Fire”. Elizabeth actively investigated the case on her own. She became convinced of Todd’s innocence and was instrumental in helping his family find an expert fire investigator to examine his case.