PA - Sexual Abuse Victim To Be Executed

Discussion in 'Past Trial Discussion Threads' started by Cappuccino, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino Well-Known Member

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    Even the abusive victim's widow appealed for Williams' death sentence to be commuted to life. That's pretty telling about the circumstances of the murder.

    I think there's a chance Williams may have been a serial killer in the making - from the little bit of info there, it seems his other victim was being sexually aggressive to Williams, demanding that he pose nude.. So Williams killed him.

    I have to wonder how many men he would have killed, had he not wound up in jail for these two murders.

    Sexual violence against kids begets itself -- those kids live lives of pain and deep suffering, and act out against their pain toward others..

    Death penalty for habitual child molesters. That's where my vote lies. Think of what the world would be like without pedos in it.
     
  3. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino Well-Known Member

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    Oh, no hang on...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...2f163e-0d72-11e2-ba6c-07bd866eb71a_story.html

    I don't understand this. How can a state continue with an execution when a judge has vacated the death penalty and ordered a new sentencing hearing?
     
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    Maybe someone with legal knowledge can weigh in, because that doesn't make any kind of sense to my eyes, as a layperson.
     
  5. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...2f163e-0d72-11e2-ba6c-07bd866eb71a_story.html

    Court spares Pa. inmate from Wednesday execution by denying prosecutors’ emergency petition

    By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, October*3, 2:16*PM

    PHILADELPHIA — The state’s high court on Wednesday halted Pennsylvania’s first scheduled execution in more than a decade, at least temporarily sparing the life of a man who says the two men he killed had molested him.

    With hours remaining until Terrance “Terry” Williams’ death warrant expired, the state Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal by Philadelphia prosecutors to overturn a lower court ruling and proceed with the execution.

    More... The article does explain it, I think.
     

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