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No Clemency for Tookie

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency for Crips founder Stan Tookie Williams this afternoon.

A last-minute reprieve for Tookie is considered a longshot, and unless something dramatic happens in the 11th hour, Williams will be put to death by lethal injection just after midnight in San Quentin. If it happens, Williams will be just the 12th person to be executed in California since death penalty was re-established in 1977.

Williams was convicted in 1981 of killing a convenience store clerk during holdup and then a mother, father and daughter in a motel robbery a few weeks later.