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Abolish the Death Penalty

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Pending Case: Marcellus Williams, Missouri, 08/22/17


Marcellus Williams was sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of Lisha Gayle. Missouri governor Eric Greitens granted a stay on William's execution on August 22, 2017.


8-22-17: Missouri Governor Grants Stay Hours Before Execution


  • Contact Gov. Eric Greitens and ask him to halt this execution: contact him via this link, or by phone at (573) 751-3222, or by his Twitter @EricGreitens.  If you prefer to send him a letter, here is the mailing address: Office of Governor Eric Greitens, P.O. Box 720, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
  • If you live in Missouri, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Get involved with the Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
  • Please share this information with your friends, especially those in Missouri, and ask them to help halt the execution of Mr. Williams by taking one of the actions listed above.

Please check back. We will be updating this page frequently on how you can do more to help stop the execution of Mr. Williams.

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