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Social media came together to campaign against the execution of Marcellus Williams. Anti-death penalty campaigners in the United States on Tuesday hailed Missouri Governor Eric Greitens' decision to stay the execution of Marcellus Williams, a man convicted in 2001 for the murder of Lisha Gayle. Despite new DNA evidence that Williams' lawyers argue supports his claim to innocence, Missouri courts decided to continue with the execution. But in his statement, Greitens said he would appoint a Board of Inquiry to examine the new evidence and recommend whether he should commute Williams' sentence.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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