Co-defendant joins opposition to Pa. execution

    A judge may rule Friday on a motion to stay the scheduled Oct. 3 execution of a Philadelphia man who now claims his victims had sexually abused him.

    Terrance Williams is on death row for killing Amos Norwood at age 18, months after killing another man.

    A co-defendant has filed an affidavit this week saying he told police in 1984 that the 56-year-old Norwood was sexually involved with Williams.

    Co-defendant Marc Draper says they told him not to mention it at trial, but to only discuss the robbery motive.

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    Draper is serving life for his role in the slaying.

    Williams says Norwood had been abusing him since he was 13.

    Norwood’s widow, several jurors and death-penalty foes are pushing for a life term.

    Pennsylvania has not executed anyone since 1999.

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