Marcellus William’s Stay of Execution Granted!

Marcellus Williams’ Execution Stayed

A Board of Inquiry will review new evidence in Williams’ case.




We are overjoyed with Governor Greitens’ decision to stay the execution of Marcellus Williams and appoint a Board of Inquiry to review the facts of the case. A Kansas City Star Editorial lauded Governor Greitens’ for acknowledging that evidence possibly pointing to Williams’ innocence has not been heard. After reviewing the evidence, the Board of Inquiry will also recommend how the Governor should respond to Mr. Williams application for clemency.

Download Governor Greitens’ Executive Order here.


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