Terrance Williams, convicted in 1986 of the robbery and bludgeoning murder of a man he later set on fire, would have been the first person executed in Philadelphia since Gary Heidinick, in 1999.
Pennsylvania’s first contested execution in 50 years, previously scheduled for Wednesday evening, has been officially called off.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille is refusing to step away from the case of inmate Terrance Williams, whose death penalty is being reviewed.
The judge has ruled that there will be a new sentencing hearing, something district attorney Williams is opposed to.
Convicted Philadelphia murderer Terrance Williams is no longer on Death Row.
Just five days before the scheduled execution, a Philadelphia judge will rule this morning on a defense stay of execution for convicted killer Terrance Williams.
The PA Board of Pardons made no immediate decision Thursday after agreeing to reconsider clemency for Terrance Williams, who is scheduled to be executed next Wednesday for a murder in Philadelphia nearly three decades ago.
After hearing closing arguments on Tuesday, Judge Teresa Sarmina says on Friday morning she will make her final ruling on whether to rule a stay of execution for Terrance Williams, a man sentenced to death in the 1986 murder of 56-year-old Amos Norwood of Mt. Airy.
The defense is fighting for a stay of execution based on allegations that the conviction was tainted by lies and misconduct.
An admitted murderer will be back on the witness stand Monday as the key witness while the defense fights for a stay of execution for death row inmate Terrance Williams.
Williams, convicted of the 1984 murder of Amos Norwood, is scheduled to be executed in less than two weeks. The defense is seeking a stay.
Governor Corbett has until October 3rd to make the final decision on Terrance Williams, but he tells us that right now he is preparing to go ahead with the execution.
The execution of a Philadelphia man could be stopped.
A board today failed to approve clemency for Terrance Williams, who, in less than three weeks, is scheduled to become the first person executed in Pennsylvania in 13 years.
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