Pardons board again hears condemned killer's plea
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -September 27, 2012 (WPVI) -- The state Pardons Board will consider a condemned Philadelphia man's clemency request for a second time less than a week before he's scheduled to be put to death.
The pardons board will meet Thursday morning to consider the request from 46-year-old Terrance "Terry" Williams, who was convicted in 1986 of fatally beating a man he now claims had been sexually abusing him.
The board already turned down one clemency request.
Williams' attorneys say victim Amos Norwood was a child molester and prosecutors knew about the abuse Williams suffered but leaned on a co-defendant to keep it out of his testimony.
Williams is scheduled to be executed Wednesday. He has also been convicted of third-degree murder for killing another man he claims had abused him.
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