Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ron Williamson 's Words " I Hope I Neither Go To Heaven or Hell"

Here are Ron Williamson's words after he was exonerated and released April 1999.

"I hope I go to neither heaven nor hell. I wish that at the time of my death that I could go to sleep and never wake up and never have a bad dream. Eternal rest, like you've seen on some tombstones, that's what I hope for. Because I don't want to go through the Judgment. I don't want anybody judging me again. ... I asked myself what was the reason for my birth when I was on death row, if I was going to have to go through all that. What was even the reason for my birth? I almost cursed my mother and dad -- it was so bad -- for putting me on this earth. If I had it all to do over again, I wouldn't be born."

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz

Both Served: 11 years
Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz were exonerated and released in April 1999. Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz were convicted in 1988 of the murder of Debra Sue Carter in Oklahoma. Her body had been found six years earlier.
Fritz was sentenced to life in prison.
Williamson -- whose story is the focus of John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" -- was sent to death row.
The 21 year-old victim was found raped and murdered in her apartment after returning from her waitress's job. Fritz and Williamson were known to frequent the establishment where the victim worked.
The prosecution presented evidence that the victim had previously complained to a friend that they "made her nervous." Williamson had been seen at the restaurant the night of the murder without Fritz. DNA testing revealed that neither Fritz nor Williamson deposited the sperm found in the victim.
Further testing proved that none of the many hairs that were labeled "matches" belonged to them.

The profile obtained from the semen evidence matched Glenn Gore, one of the state's witnesses at trial, who was later arrested.

Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz were exonerated and released in April 1999. Williamson had, at one point, come within five days of execution. The two had been wrongfully incarcerated for eleven years.
Taken from The Innocence Project
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cathy loss said...

i have just finished Grishams' book,the innocent man.
No matter how i try,where i search,how much i need legal council,or how many times i am on and off my medications,it seems this government likes to accuse and beat up mentally disabled people under 50.
i am bi-polar,anxiety disorder,with depression,and post tramatic stress disoder.
I am overwhelmed with the lack of concern,understanding and care for us in this country.
I also didnt realize how often we are treated worse,i said WORSE,than illegal immigrants.
May you rest in peace,Ron.

Don Laird said...

May you rest in peace Ron Williamson and God Bless Dennis Fritz on his Journey Toward Justice.