Governor Schwarzenegger denied “Tookie” Williams’ plea for clemency this afternoon, saying:
After studying the evidence, searching the history, listening to the arguments and wrestling with the profound consequences, I could find no justification for granting clemency. The facts do not justify overturning the jury’s verdict or the decisions of the courts in this case.
Given that this was the Governor’s decision, I’m not sure why he waited so long to make it. The delay encouraged Williams’ supporters and probably worsened whatever reaction there may be to the execution, which is scheduled for late tonight.
Via Power Line News.