Justice for Alexander McClay Williams

The family and friends of Alexander McClay Williams have been waiting a long time for justice.

They're going to have to wait a little longer.

We used our editorial page today to place a spotlight on the case of the youngest person ever put to death in Pennsylvania.

Williams was convicted in the brutal stabbing death of a matron at Glen Mills School 85 years ago.

The 16-year-old was charged, tried, convicted and put to death in less than a year.

Williams was black, the victim was white. An all-white jury sentenced the youth to death.

There are many questions about the case and the justice that was meted out to Williams.

Local attorney, spurred by a lifetime of research by longtime educator Sam Lemon is seeking to have the youth exonerated posthumously. Their latest attempt was delayed by some problems in his petitions.

They deserve their day in court.


Anonymous said…
Absolutely Phil. It's long overdue!