I just posted an article on Digital Journal about the case of Terry Williams, who was physically and sexually abused from the age of six until he was 17, when he killed his abusers. He’s been on death row for almost three decades, and now he’s due to be executed on October 3. Pennsylvania is one of the few states left with the death penalty, and his execution will be the first in this century. Why the governor has chosen to execute a young man whose trial was tainted by the withholding of crucial information from the jury is anyone’s guess. Even if Terry wins clemency, he will spend the rest of his life in prison, still an injustice, but there’s no chance of changing that sentence if he’s dead. If the idea of his execution bothers you, please read the article and sign the petition for clemency at the link I’ve provided. Or you can go straight to the petition here.
Save Terry Williams from the electric chair
Posted by Catana on September 14, 2012