CASUS TERRANCE WILLIAMS: VICTIM´S WIDOW AMONG THOSE TRYING TO STOP KILLER´S EXECUTION

http://articles.philly.com/2012-09-07/news/33651428_1_sexual-abuse-clemency-petition-elmo-smith

Victim’s widow among those trying to stop killer’s execution

September 07, 2012|By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

With less than a month before condemned murderer Terrance Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection, his advocates on Thursday chose an option not used in a half-century: a plea for clemency from the governor.

Lawyers for Williams, 46, formerly of Philadelphia, filed the petition asking Gov. Corbett and the state Board of Pardons to stop Williams’ Oct. 3 execution and commute his sentence to life in prison without parole.

A broad-based group of lawyers and former judges, child advocates, and religious figures – including the widow of the man Williams killed in 1984 – urged that his life be spared for a crime committed three months after he turned 18, the minimum age for someone to be sentenced to death in the United States….

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