Terry Williams dead row, prisoner who was sentenced to death for a murder committed at the age of 18 – cause of deathJanuary 13, 2022
She also pointed out that the official clarification that this in no way means the case will be carried out as an indictable offence, which means the case will be punished more severely. It was originally intended to be tried in provincial courts as a summary offence. However, because Lockhart was indicted more than 18 months after the crime — he was charged five years after the attack — the law states that officials must deal with it as an indictable offense.
The judge also noted that the mandatory fire ban would not apply if the prosecution took the summary procedure. As a result, Paquet agreed to waive Lockhart’s order because he was a police officer.
She also agreed that Lockhart did not have to provide a DNA sample.
Conditions of Lockhart’s conditional sentence included that he remained peaceful and behaved well, had no contact with the woman and obeyed a curfew.
Terrence “Terry” Williams (born 1966 in Pennsylvania) was a prisoner sentenced to death for murder at the age of 18. He was also convicted and sentenced to 27 years in prison for third-degree murder committed six months earlier. He was scheduled to be executed on October 3, 2012, but on September 28, 2012, Philadelphia Judge Teresa Sarmina granted a stay of execution.
His death sentence was passed by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 9, 2016 Williams v.
In Pennsylvania, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In January 1984, Williams stabbed to death 50-year-old West Philadelphia resident Herbert Hamilton. Williams was 17 when the murder took place. Williams lured Hamilton into bed, then stabbed him more than 20 times and beat him with a baseball bat.
As court records quoted: “Williams retrieved a nearby baseball bat, chased [Herbert] Hamilton, and beat him with the bat until Hamilton was bleeding and seriously injured. Williams then retracted the butcher knife and stabbed him. Injuring Hamilton about twenty times – two on the head, ten on the back, one on the neck, and four on the chest, abdomen, arms and thumb. Finally, Williams passed the butcher knife through the back of Hamilton’s neck , until it stands out”
Six months later, 18-year-old Williams and Mark Draper persuaded Amos Norwood to go to the cemetery, where they beat him to death with a tire iron and hid the body behind some gravestones. Williams later returned and set the body on fire.
Williams took Norwood’s car, along with the cash and credit cards he had stolen from the body, and drove to Atlantic City with Draper and Ronald Drac.
Quoting court records again: “Williams got out of the car, approached Draper, and said calmly, ‘Like you’re going home, like you’re trying to get a ride home, we’ll take some money. Draper understood that Williams was proposing a robbery. The two then entered Norwood’s car and Draper began giving false directions to his “home”. In fact, Draper’s instructions brought Norwood to the A secluded area near Ivy Hill Cemetery. Once there, Draper reached over the back seat, grabbed Norwood from behind and ordered him to “be quiet, get out of the car. “Norwood stopped and obeyed.