by Philip Holthoff
Pictured: Jewish defense attorney Jeffrey Rozenweig, who represented Williams.
As fate would have it after the second death date Williams was assigned a clemency hearing. We were told he wouldn’t be present (and he wasn’t) but we were strongly encouraged to attend. We wondered why it was even necessary to go to a clemency hearing as he had already been sentenced to death and had about a snowball’s chance in Hell of getting clemency. Nevertheless we were required to appear before the board and explain why we thought the death penalty ought to be applied and how his murder affected us as a family. So the whole sordid mess had to be rehashed all over again and all that emotional turmoil brought to the surface once more.