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Back to Death Row for Philadelphia Man Who Avoided 2012 Execution

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.


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With Death Penalty Still in Play, Execution of Terrance Williams No Longer Imminent

Pennsylvania’s first contested execution in 50 years, previously scheduled for Wednesday evening, has been officially called off.


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Attorneys For Phila. Death Row Inmate Says Pa. Justice Has Conflict In Case

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.


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Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Plans To Appeal Overturned Death Sentence

The judge has ruled that there will be a new sentencing hearing, something district attorney Williams is opposed to.


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Phila. Judge Overturns Death Sentence In Controversial 1984 Murder Case

Convicted Philadelphia murderer Terrance Williams is no longer on Death Row.


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Judge To Rule Today On Stay Of Execution For Terrance Williams

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.


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Clemency Decision Put On Hold For Prisoner Scheduled To Be Executed Next Week

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.


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Days Before Oct. 3rd Execution Date, Judge Considers New Evidence In Death Row Case

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.


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Fight To Save Convicted Killer From Execution Continues In Philadelphia Courtroom

The defense is fighting for a stay of execution based on allegations that the conviction was tainted by lies and misconduct.


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Defense Seeks A Stay Execution Of Man Convicted In 1984 Murder

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.


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Life-Or-Death Legal Battle For Terrance Williams On Hold Until Monday

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.


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Governor Corbett Ready To Proceed With Convicted Killer’s Execution

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.



Judge Could Issue Stay Of Execution For Convicted Killer

The execution of a Philadelphia man could be stopped.


Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To Die October 3rd Fails To Get Clemency Approved

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.


Judge May Rule On Scheduled Execution Of Philadelphia Man Who Claims His Victims Sexually Abused Him

A judge may rule Friday on a motion to stay the scheduled Oct. 3 execution of a Philadelphia man who now claims his victims had sexually abused him.