A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING is in effect for Lee County until 2:30am. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect for Lee County until 4am. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms -- containing gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder, & lightning -- is sliding east toward the Brazos Valley. Rain & storms are expected in the area through the pre-sunrise hours.
A team of defense lawyers for convicted killer Stanley Williams is busy with a last-ditch federal appeal to call off his execution.
The California Supreme Court has already refused to grant a stay
of execution. Williams is scheduled to die a minute after midnight
tonight by injection at San Quentin State Prison.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has yet to decide
whether to grant clemency for the 1979 murders.
Williams co-founded the Crips gang. He was condemned to death
for the murder of a man during a robbery in February 1979 and the
slayings of a couple and their daughter at a South Los Angeles
motel the following month.
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