Perry Williams was sentenced to death on June 25, 2002 for the September 17, 2000 murder of Matthew Carter.
Mr. Williams was 19 at the time of the crime.
On July 6, a Texas state district court judge withdrew Mr. Williams' execution order because the state failed to meet the deadline to provide test results on the purity of the lethal injection drugs that were going to be used to put Mr. Williams to death. This is the first time that an execution in Texas has been delayed for this reason.
- Contact Gov. Greg Abbott and ask him to halt this execution: contact him via this link, by phone at (512) 463-1782 or by tweet @GovAbbott. If you prefer to send a letter, here is the mailing address: Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711-2428.
- If you live in Texas, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
- Attend a vigil organized by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, around the scheduled execution.
- Please share this information with your friends, especially those in Texas, 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 as more information about how you can help stop the execution of Mr. Williams becomes available.