Clifford Williams has become Florida’s 29th Exonerated Death Row Survivor. National number now 165.
Williams was originally sentenced to Death in 1976 by a judge who overrode the jury’s recommendation for Life. Co-defendant, Nathan Myers, received Life. The Florida Supreme Court overturned William’s Death Sentence 4 years later and he was re-sentenced to Life. Now, 43 years after their wrongful conviction, Clifford Williams and Nathan Myers have been exonerated and released. Read more here.
Kudos to 4th Circuit (Jacksonville) State Attorney Melissa Nelson whose newly-formed Conviction Integrity Review Unit initiated the exoneration process. Hillsborough and Orange/Osceola Counties have set up similar units. She asked the Innocence Project of Florida to represent Williams and co-defendant Nathan Myers in the process.
No one knows how many more innocent people are on Florida’s Death Row. No one will ever know how many innocent people have been executed.
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