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Missouri Death Row Case Halted By Governor Change

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    The investigation into the fate of a Missouri death row inmate is on hold as a result of former Governor Eric Greitens' resignation. 
    Marcellus Williams was convicted of fatally stabbing former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle during a 1998 burglary.
     Williams was 49 hours away from execution in August when Greitens halted it after DNA testing raised questions about whether Williams was the actual killer.
     A board appointed by Greitens to look into the matter was scheduled to meet Tuesday, but that meeting was canceled amid confusion about whether its authority continues.
    A spokeswoman for new Governor Mike Parson says the inquiry board has suspended its work pending further guidance from Parson.


 

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