By MARYCLAIRE DALE
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The widow of a man killed by a teenager in 1984 has asked Pennsylvania authorities to spare the killer a scheduled Oct. 3 execution.
Terrance Williams is on death row for fatally beating Amos Norwood with a tire iron in Philadelphia when Williams was 18.
Defense lawyers say Norwood had been sexually abusing Williams for five years.
Widow Mamie Norwood's affidavit says she now forgives Williams after years of anger and resentment. She says his execution would violate her religious beliefs.
Her affidavit, attached to a clemency petition filed Thursday, does not address the abuse claims. Defense lawyers say she's not giving press interviews, and she does not have a listed phone number.
Williams, now 46, is also serving a life term for killing another alleged abuser when he was 17.
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Keep the rain gear and jackets handy for your Friday evening out. A bit messy, unfortunately, for First Friday activities. Rain will change to a wintry mix tonight in the Poconos with a light slushy accumulation overnight.
We receive a dry break on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. A challenging trip to and from the Linc for the Eagles game!