Williams was 16 when he was arrested for the Jan. 4, 1998, murder of Jarvis Griffin in the Queensborough neighborhood of Shreveport. He later was convicted and sentenced to death.

His death sentence was changed to life without parole in response to a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that executing people with mental disabilities violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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