Philly judge grants condemned killer new hearing

    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.

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