Judge Issues Stay of Execution for Terrance Williams

Terrance Williams—a man convicted of murder and sentenced to death—will have his life prolonged now that Judge M. Teresa Sarmina has issued a stay of execution. Williams was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday. The stay hinges on witness testimony that indicates that Williams wasn’t robbing his victim, but lashing out after a prolonged period of sexual abuse. The witness claims Williams was killing his abuser, not robbing him.