June 2, 2018
Even though the governor was half kike and was running some kind of Nigerian 419 scam on his email list, you gotta hand it to him.
This is a pretty good way to say “up yours” on his way out of office.
Missouri’s governor took the rare steps last year of staying the execution of a death row inmate and announcing the creation of a five-person panel to look at the case.
But with Eric Greitens resigning in disgrace and leaving office Friday, supporters of convicted killer Marcellus Williams, 49, were scrambling to figure out whether that board inquiry would ever meet.
It had been scheduled to meet Tuesday but an attorney for Williams’ team said they had been notified the meeting was canceled.
Williams’ supporters remained hopeful, but on Friday learned his name was not included on a clemency and pardon list released by Greitens’ office before the governor resigned.
Greitens decided to issue five pardons and commute four sentences before leaving his position. The list included men and women sentenced for crimes ranging from DWI to capital murder.
Williams was convicted in the death of Felicia Gayle, 42, a former reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper who was stabbed 43 times inside her home in August 1998.
Other evidence included a laptop belonging to the victim’s husband, which Williams sold and police recovered, and some of the victim’s personal items, which police found in the trunk of the car Williams drove, according to court documents.