Snoop Fights For Death Sentence Pal's Life
Rapper's public campaign wins last chance of reprieve for reformed gang leader...
Snoop Dogg has earned an imprisoned pal facing execution a possible reprieve " thanks to California's Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Reformed gang leader Stanley Williams, 51, was sentenced to death in 1981 for the murder of four people, but he denies committing the crime. He faces death by lethal injection on December 13.
He is one of the founding members of the legendary Crips gang. Snoop is also a former member and he pleaded for mercy at a rally outside San Quentin Prison, performing a track he'd written as a tribute to his friend.
While in prison, Williams has written several anti-gang books, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Now the Governor has agreed to hear Williams' case one last time. Arnie's press secretary said: "The Governor reviewed the material in the case this week and he decided the best route is a private clemency hearing, so he can hear directly from counsel."