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In Controversial Death Row Case, Penn. Prepares to Execute Man Who Killed His Sexual Abusers

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Published on Sep 14, 2012

DemocracyNow.org - Advocates for child victims of sexual abuse are calling on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to grant clemency to Terrance "Terry" Williams who is scheduled to be executed on October 3. In 1986, Williams was convicted of killing Amos Norwood. What the jury in that case did not know is that Norwood had sexually abused Williams, and had allegedly violently raped him the night before. Furthermore, Williams had suffered years of physical and sexual abuse by older males. Most recently, evidence has emerged that prosecutors tried to make robbery seem like the motive for the murder, even though William's co-defendant knew about the sexual abuse. A hearing on this part of the case is set to take place today in Philadelphia. Now as Williams' execution is set to take place in less than a month, five of the jurors in his case have since come forward to say they believe life without parole would have been the appropriate sentence because they did not know all the facts.

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