The last time G.W.L reported a somewhat similar story like this, the innocent victim was put to death a few weeks after a Atlanta court house found him guilty.
Now, 46 year old Terrance “Terry” Williams has been in prison since he was 18 years-old, is facing the death penalty in three weeks for killing the man who repeatedly raped him for FIVE YEARS since the age of 13 years old. And once again where calling this INJUSTICE. More details below………………
Terry was convicted by a jury who didn’t know the whole story at the time of the trial whom they went a head and found the innocent victim ‘guilty.’ With jurors claiming at the time of trial, they weren’t presented with no history or background of sexual assault and abuse that Terry brutally suffered for 5 years by a trusted elder man (56 year-old Amos Norwood who was found dead in Philadelphia on 15 June 1984 which cops where saying he had been beaten to death)
When the jury learnt about this new information after the trial, a few jurors came forward to say that they no longer supported his wrongfully death sentence. Even the decease rapist’s widow has forgiven him and pleads for Terry to be released.
According to Sue Osthoff, who’s the Director of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women:
“When i heard about Terry Williams, life and legal case, I knew I had to do what I could to stop his execution because he should not be on death row and would not be in this position if the jury had heard all the relevant evidence.”
Terry was abused by older males in his life when he was only six years old. Despite continuing to suffer sexual abuse for the next twelve years, Terry received no counseling or support to help him deal with the repeated violence he endured. In fact, some of the people who were supposed to help were the ones who actually preyed on him.
The public outcry for Terry’s clemency is growing. To sign on the petition go here, and let’s all stop this injustice before his execution date on October 3rd.
Be sure to comment when you do!