Friday, September 28, 2012
Terrance Williams safe for now, but D.A. falls short of 'zealous, ethical and effective' standards
The following is a work of opinion submitted by the author.
This morning, Friday Sept. 28, 2012, the life of Terrance Williams was temporarily spared the execution scheduled for him just days from now. He is also scheduled to have another hearing with the Pennsylvania pardons board.
It was a day of joy in a courtroom that for weeks was gradually packed with all manner of people interested in the case. Williams' family and childhood friends were there since the first of the post-conviction relief act hearings began. Some of them broke out in applause and praise to God — silenced by court officers when ... read more here