Crips founder waits for decisions on his life

(San Francisco-AP) December 11, 2005 - Prosecutors are asking the California Supreme Court to turn down a request to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of Crips founder Stanley Tookie Williams.

A deputy attorney general calls it "without merit" and "designed for delay."

The prosecution's request came hours after a lawyer for Williams urged the court to stay the execution.

There is also an appeal on Williams' behalf before California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. His office says there won't be any announcements about it Sunday.

Williams was convicted in 1981 of four murders in 1979. Williams has spoken out against violence during his 24 years at San Quentin prison.

Posted 8:34pm by Graeme Moore