Philadelphia court orders stay of execution for Terrance Williams

Friday, 28 September 2012 02:28 PM Written by 

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Joseph A. Slobodzian reports Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge M. Theresa Sarmina today issued a stay of execution of condemned killer Terrance Williams

"Williams, 46, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection next Wednesday.

"Judge Sarmina's decision came a day after the state Board of Pardons agreed to hear for a second time Williams' plea for clemency, but put off any action in apparent deference to the court in Philadelphia." 

Matt Mangino, who authors The Cautionary Instruction here each Friday, offered an examination in this week's editions of The Crime Report of Pennsylvania's planned execution of Williams, who was convicted of killing a man with a tire iron in 1984.

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