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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 01:09 PM
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59. Not all DUers oppose carrying out this punishment
Nor does the family of one of his victims:

Victim's Family: Let 'Tookie' Die
The Associated Press
Published: November 21, 2005
SANTA CLARA, Calif.A day after death row inmate Stanley Tookie Williams addressed a youth group, the daughter of one of the people he murdered offered the students the victims side of the death penalty debate.

Rebecca Owens said Sunday that family members had told her that her fathers killer had been executed. But four years ago, she learned Williams was alive and had been nominated for a Nobel Prize.

It literally almost destroyed my life because of my own anger, Owens, 35, told the gathering of 1,200 high school students attending the Junior State of America convention. I was just flabbergasted. How could the man who co-founded the Crips be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. What in the world?

Owens did not say whether she believes Williams should be executed for the 1979 murders of her father, Albert Owens, and three others, or whether she agreed with the jury that sentenced him to die. She encouraged the students to get all the facts before making decisions.

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