Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. could open parole to 1,500+ violent offenders serving life sentences
Collin Anderson – January 9, 2020 5:00 AM
In August 1996, 13-year-old Richezza Williams was found dead in a Pennsylvania cemetery, her burned and beaten body dumped in a cardboard box after she was tortured with household items, including a heated clothes hanger, cleaning chemicals, and a turkey baster.
Corey Maeweather admitted to authorities that he participated in the brutal crime, appearing “void of emotion” in a video as he described the victim’s screams and cries for help. Maeweather said he was not directly involved in the young girl’s death, instead confessing to retrieving the torture devices for two co-conspirators. He pleaded guilty to criminal homicide and kidnapping and was sentenced to life without parole.
More than two decades later, top Democrats are seeking to ease the process for criminals like Maeweather to walk free. Continue reading