JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KMOX) – Missouri Governor Greitens is facing criticism from St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch for his stay of execution, issued just hours before a St. Louis man was scheduled to die for the murder of a University City woman. McCulloch says the victim’s family caught off guard.
“It is the governors duty to look at clemency, but there has to be some consideration for the victims and the witnesses in these cases as well,” he says. “I had no idea.”
Lawyers for Marcellus Williams argue that DNA on the murder weapon, a knife, may point to another man, a claim McCulloch disputes. McCulloch says he would be “stunned” if the governor’s board of inquiry looks at all the evidence and fails to uphold the conviction.