Staten Island Judge Vacates 1997 Murder Conviction Of Grant Williams
July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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The Staten Island DA's Conviction Integrity Unit reinvestigated the case against Grant Williams and discovered new evidence in the 1996 murder.
Williams Served 23 Years In Prison After Wrongful ConvictionBy Alice GainerJuly 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm
A judge vacated the 1997 conviction of 50-year-old Grant Williams, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported. READ MORE: N. J. State Police Urging Motorists To Take Extra Precautions, As Preliminary Data Shows Traffic Fatalities Are UpWilliams served more than two decades for the 1996 shooting death of Shdell Lewis outside the Stapleton NYCHA housing complex on Staten Island.
Investigators found and interviewed six new people who witnessed the shooting and said Williams was not the shooter.
“I used to tell everybody in prison I’m innocent,” Williams said outside the courthouse.
“They say, ‘Oh Williams, everybody says that. ’ I said, ‘I’m telling you the truth.