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Lawyers are struggling to spare the life of Terrance Williams who will face death on Wednesday. Attorneys have filed documents with the state Supreme Court.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (Catholic Online) - The filings are an attempt to defend the decision of Common Pleas Court Judge M. Theresa Sarmina, who stayed the Wednesday execution saying his trial was undermined because evidence was withheld.
Williams was convicted of murdering a clergyman in 1986 who was later revealed to be raping him. This fact was covered up at trial leading to William's death sentence.
Now the state supreme court will decide if Williams must live or die.
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