Clifton Williams Receives Stay of Execution

Clifton Williams received a stay hours before his scheduled execution. He was scheduled to be put to death July 16, 2015 for the 2005 murder of a 93-year-old woman at her home during a robbery in Tyler, Texas. The stay was granted to allow time “to examine whether incorrect FBI statistics regarding DNA probabilities in population estimates cited by witnesses could have affected the outcome of Williams’ trial.” In previous unsuccessful appeals, Williams’ attorneys have focused on deficient legal aid and William’s mental impairment.

This is the sixth time this year a scheduled execution in Texas has been called off. Williams would have been the 10th inmate executed by Texas in 2015.

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