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marmar

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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:17 PM Jun 11

"That is not justice": Missouri sets execution date for a man who even prosecutors say is innocent [View all]


The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date — September 24th at 6 p.m. — for defendant Marcellus “Khaliifah” Williams, despite prosecutors insisting that he is completely innocent.

It is not the first time the 55-year-old has faced execution. On two separate occasions, Williams' execution was halted to conduct further investigation and DNA testing. The results, including DNA on the murder weapon, show no connection between him and the crime.

And now it seems the state’s Republican governor is refusing to free a man who prosecutors say is innocent, setting the stage for him to be put to death for a crime he does not appear to have committed. .............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2024/06/11/that-is-not-justice-missouri-sets-execution-date-for-a-man-even-prosecutors-say-is-innocent/?in_brief=true



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