Skip to comments.LA judge signs death warrant for Crips gang co-founder ('Tookie' has a date on Dec. 13th)
Posted on 10/24/2005 11:18:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES - A judge signed a death warrant Monday for convicted killer and Crips co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams, rejecting his attorneys' request for a nine-day delay in his execution date.
Williams is scheduled to die Dec. 13 at San Quentin prison for four murders committed in 1979.
His lawyers asked that the date be set for Dec. 22 so they would have more time to ask Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for clemency. Williams was sentenced in 1981 to die for four killings during two holdups.
"This case has taken over 24 years to get to this point," Superior Court Judge William R. Pounders said. "That is a long delay in itself and I would hate to add to that delay."
The Dec. 13 execution date means attorneys have until Nov. 8 to submit the clemency request to the governor. The judge said Williams' lawyers could ask the governor for more time to tell him about the good work Williams has done since renouncing his gang past.
Since being sentenced to die, Williams has written a series of children's books in his effort to curtail youth gang violence. He has been nominated five times for a Nobel Peace prize and four times for a Nobel prize in literature.
Dozens of death penalty opponents held a quiet demonstration outside the courtroom calling for mercy. They held a banner praising Williams' work to prevent gang violence that read, "Keeping him alive saves lives!"
One of Williams' attorneys, Peter Fleming Jr., said he has never handled a death penalty case before and he asked for more time to ensure that Williams' legal team could do everything possible to help him.
"More than a few people have said he is worth saving," Fleming said.
1 down 600 more to go.
Way over due. Send him to Hell.
Is this they guy who gunned down the Cop who was picking up his son from school around Halloween time?
Uhh! Awww, Tookie Tookie now! (King Floyd moment)
Superior Court Judge William R. Pounders
(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,
it was probably sarcasm)
Bye Bye Tookie!
And more than a few of us have been saying complete his sentence and execute this murderer. Your an idiot Fleming.AWB
In 1979, Williams and three accomplices got together to smoke some PCP and rob some local merchants in Whittier, CA. After unsuccessful attempts to rob a liquor store and a restaurant, the group robbed a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint. After ordering the clerk to his knees, Williams killed him with a gun shot to the head. He later laughed as he told his friends how the victim gurgled as he lay dying. Two weeks later, Williams murdered a motel owner, his wife and daughter during a robbery that netted $50.
"Since being sentenced to die, Williams has written a series of children's books in his effort to curtail youth gang violence. He has been nominated five times for a Nobel Peace prize and four times for a Nobel prize in literature."
A convicted murderer and gang member nominated five times for a Nobel Peace prize?????? The left truely loves murderers.
December 22 would mean he would be executed on the Thursday before the Christmas weekend. That's just not gonna happen.
hope Ahnold tells Tiny Toomie he's terminated.
I'd be tickled.
His execution will be "no loss, no report".....
So long Tookie. Sleep tight.
The ONLY people who can say anything about his "worth" are dead by his hand.....sooo....they are NOT saying "he is worth saving."
Are you laughing now, Tookie?
What? You mean a murderer who later writes children's books gets nominated for Nobel Peace Prize? There is nobody else in line in front of him? Unreal.
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