updated 8/15/2008 7:18:56 PM ET 2008-08-15T23:18:56

A Texas panel will investigate whether a man executed for setting a fire that killed his three daughters actually started the blaze.

The Texas Forensic Science Commission agreed Friday to review conclusions that Cameron Todd Willingham set the fire in 1991. He was executed in 2004.

It will be the first investigation by the commission, created in 2005 to look into allegations of forensic misconduct in the nation's busiest capital punishment state.

The Innocence Project, a legal group that works to overturn wrongful convictions, says experts in a report it commissioned concluded the fire was not intentionally set.

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