12 December 2005 :the state Supreme Court late Sunday refused to grant a stay of execution for Stanley Tookie Williams.
"All we need now is time to investigate to make sure this story is real," said NAACP California President Alice Huffman. "We're hoping and praying for clemency, but we're not going to leave any stone unturned."
The new witness's statements were sent to Schwarzenegger's office, where the staff said the governor wouldn't announce his decision on the clemency request before Monday.
Williams, 51, is scheduled for execution at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. He would be the 12th inmate executed by the state since California reinstated the death penalty in 1977.
The state's high court ruled 6-0 against staying the execution, saying Williams' last-minute appeal lacked merit and was untimely.