A Philadelphia judge has granted a new evidence hearing for a condemned killer set to be executed next month.
Terrance Williams admits he killed Amos Norwood with a tire iron at age 18, months after killing another man.
Williams now says the adult Norwood had been sexually abusing him since he was 13.
In a new affidavit, co-defendant Marc Draper says he told detectives and a prosecutor that Williams and Norwood had a sexual relationship.
The defense believes that corroborates Williams’ claims of abuse — which the jury did not hear about.
Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina has ordered Draper and the prosecutor to testify at a hearing Thursday.
Williams’ execution is set for Oct. 3.
He would be the first person executed in Pennsylvania since 1999.