BREAKING: Pennsylvania Court Halts Terrance Williams’ Execution


As ThinkProgress reported last night, Terrance “Terry” Williams was scheduled to be executed in Pennsylvania on October 3 for killing two men he says sexually abused him. This morning, a Pennsylvania trial court halted this execution, citing suppression of evidence by the prosecutors. According to testimony before Judge M. Teresa Sarmina, who issued the order staying the execution, police and the prosecution coached a key witness at Williams’ trial to claim that robbery was the motive for the crime, rather than sex abuse, even though the witness informed the authorities that there was a “relationship” between Williams and the two men he killed.