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News - February 5, 2010

Judge to consider new evidence in Walgreen's arson case

Guilty verdict could be overturned if Donald Williams found mentally incompetent

by Sue Dremann

New evidence about the possible mental incompetence of convicted Walgreen's arsonist Donald Ray Williams leaves open the possibility of overturning his conviction, U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel said Thursday morning in San Jose.

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Posted by HAHA, a resident of Greater Miranda
on Feb 5, 2010 at 3:21 am


Posted by Tim Buck II, a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 5, 2010 at 9:35 am


The arsonist certainly was one smart dude. The fire baffled firefighters all night. Question is: Could Williams possibly be that smart dude, or is the real smart dude LOL out there?

Posted by CC, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Feb 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

Good point. I too believe that the "dude" is still out there.

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