Statement from Sen. Jamilah Nasheed on stay of execution for Marcellus Williams

August 22, 2017
Contact: Jamilah Nasheed

Jefferson City, Mo. – The following is a statement from Senator Jamilah Nasheed regarding Gov. Eric Greitens’ stay of execution for Marcellus Williams:

 

“I am extremely grateful that Gov. Greitens has stayed the execution of Marcellus Williams in light of the additional questions raised by new DNA evidence,” said Senator Jamilah Nasheed. “The State of Missouri owes it to the families of Lisha Gayle and Marcellus Williams to finally find the answers that have eluded them for so many years, and I appreciate the governor appointing a Board of Inquiry to further investigate this tragic loss of life.”

 

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