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Editor: Kevin Cole
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Crips Gang Co-Founder Scheduled for Execution

From Los Angeles (AP): "A judge signed a death warrant Monday for Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a co-founder of the notorious Crips gang who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his children's books.  Williams is scheduled to die December 13 at San Quentin prison. The judge rejected requests by his attorneys to delay the execution until December 22 to give them more time to seek clemency from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The December 13 date means attorneys have only until November 8 to submit a clemency request. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider Williams' case earlier this month.

'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.' Story... [Mark Godsey]

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