A federal appeal court declined to block the execution of the founder of the notorious Crips gang who is on death row for murder. Shortly thereafter California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected his clemency appeal.
SACRAMENTO, California (CNN)denies clemency for ex-gang leader - Dec 12, 2005 -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has denied clemency for convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, who co-founded the Crips street gang.Williams, who is the darling of Hollywood these days for his anti-gang work in prison has never apologized for the 4 brutal murders he was convicted of and has steadfastly refused to drop the dime on former Crips associates.
Schwarzenegger announced the decision Monday shortly after a federal appeals court refused to block Williams' scheduled Tuesday execution.
The court made its decision about nine hours before Williams is to receive a lethal injection.
Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 12:01 AM PDT.