June 5, 2019
In Florida in May of 1976, Jeannette Williams was shot and killed. Nathan Myers, an 18-year-old who had just graduated from high school, and his uncle, 33-year-old Clifford Williams, were convicted of the murder. They were sentenced to life in prison.
Yesterday, after 43 years in prison, they were released after Florida’s recently-created Conviction Integrity Review (CIR) division of the State’s Attorney’s Office determined that they “no longer has confidence in the integrity of the convictions or guilt of the accused.”
Wonder why I oppose the death penalty?