With one day left before his impending execution, Stanley "Tookie" Williams chances are running out.
SACRAMENTO, California (CNN) -- California's Supreme Court late Sunday rejected an emergency request to stay the execution of convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, who is scheduled to be put to death early Tuesday.
Jonathan Harris, an attorney for Williams, confirmed the court's decision.
Williams' team of attorneys had asked the state Supreme Court for a stay to allow for new arguments to be presented.
Earlier Sunday, attorney Verna Wefald said the legal team was asking for a stay on the basis that Williams should have been allowed to argue that someone else killed one of the four people he was convicted of slaying.
Williams also is awaiting California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision on clemency, which would commute his death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Schwarzenegger's office said the decision would not come before Monday.
On Friday, the governor described his looming decision as "a very heavy responsibility."
I'm thinking that if Schwarzenegger felt there was no case for Tookie'e sentence being commuted he would've said so awhile ago. It is my hope that the Governor in making his decision ignores the media hype, ignores the Hollywood celebrities crying for Tookie to get clemency and even ignores the conservatives pleading for Tookie's death.
I hope the governor does the right thing and commutes Tookie's sentence to life without the possibility of parole because he knows that the death penalty is wrong.
UPDATE: Schwarzenegger Says No To Tookie.
The death zealots win.
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