The Augusta jury that sentenced Alexander E. Williams IV to death wasnever told Williams’ mother beat him “vehemently” as a child with beltsand a hammer.

Williams’ trial lawyer in 1986 and his first appellate lawyer never interviewedtheir client’s sister or father. However, Williams’ current lawyers presentedaffidavits by the two claiming child abuse in an effort to get a new sentencingtrial.

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