Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Terry Williams: Pending Execution for October 3rd

Here is a related article. GO here

We need your help to stop an impending execution in Pennsylvania!

Terrance "Terry" Williams is scheduled to be executed on October 3rd, and we're joining with partners around the country to petition for clemency to be granted in his case.

When Terry was just six years old, he was subject to horrific sexual abuse by older males. The abuse continued throughout his adolescence. After years of suffering, when he was 17 and 18 years old, Mr. Williams killed two of his abusers. The jury that sentenced him to death never heard about the abuse he endured, or that the men he killed were in fact his abusers. Five of the jurors now say they support clemency and would not have sentenced Mr. Williams to death if they had known this information.

Will you sign this petition to grant clemency to Terry Williams? GO here

There has been an outpouring of support for Terry - from child advocates, former prosecutors and judges, faith leaders, mental health professionals, and the victim's widow. Please join us in urging the Governor, the Board of Pardons, and the District Attorney to grant clemency and convert Terry 's death sentence to life in prison without parole.

Sign the petition now to stop Terry's execution!

Thank you for your help and support.

In solidarity,


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