Death row inmate's hearing to continue in Philly

Terrance "Terry" Williams
September 24, 2012 5:50:21 AM PDT
A hearing is set to continue Monday for a death-row inmate who could become the first person in Pennsylvania executed since 1999.

Forty-six-year-old Terrance "Terry" Williams now claims he was sexually abused for years by the man he admits beating to death in 1984 at the age of 18. He's asked a Philadelphia judge to halt the scheduled Oct. 3 lethal injection based on new evidence about the victim and the key accuser.

The hearing was continued Thursday after nine hours of testimony. It's scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. Monday.

One of the issues at Thursday's hearing was whether prosecutors and homicide detectives withheld from Williams' lawyers a statement that the killing was motivated by rage over sexual abuse. The jury was told it was over a robbery.


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