WHEREAS, Executive Order 17-20 was issued on August 22, 2017, establishing a Board of Inquiry (Board) to assist the Governor in determining if Marcellus Williams should receive clemency from his sentence of death; and
WHEREAS, under Section 552.070, RSMo, the Board shall make a report and recommendation to the Governor; and
WHEREAS, under Section 552.070, RSMo, all information gathered by the Board, and any report or recommendation to the Governor, shall be held by the Governor in strict confidence.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL L. PARSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, specifically Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri and Section 552.070, RSMo, do hereby rescind Executive Order 17-20, thereby dissolving the Board of Inquiry established therein. With this Executive Order, I remove any legal impediments to the lawful execution of Marcellus Williams created by Executive Order 17-20, including the order staying the execution.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 29th day of June, 2023.
[Michael L. Parson's signature]
MICHAEL L. PARSON
[Jay Ashcroft's signature]
JOHN R. ASHCROFT
SECRETARY OF STATE