Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The case for clearing the name of Alexander McClay Williams

The fight for justice for Alexander McClay Williams is not over - not by a long shot.

A few months ago, a Delaware County judge expunged the record of Williams, who was convicted in the murder of a matron at Glen Mills Schools more than eight decades ago. In the matter of about a year, Williams was arrested, tried, convicted and executed, thus becoming an infamous note in Pennsylvania history - the youngest Keystone State resident ever executed.

That rush to judgment becomes more shameful the more you learn about the case.

Longtime Delco educator Sam Lemon has produced a book on the case, and teamed with local attorney Robert Keller to make the case for clearing McClay Williams' name.

On our editorial page, we make the case for clearing the record of Alexander McClay Williams.

You can read it here.

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