Author speaks on death penalty | Bemidji Pioneer

Weather Forecast


Author speaks on death penalty

Email News Alerts

Joan M. Cheever stood about 5 feet from Walter Williams when he was executed Oct. 5, 1994.

She often wondered what would have happened to the convicted murderer had he not been put to death by lethal injection that day.


"I thought the answer had died with Walter," Cheever told the Bemidji Rotary Club at its Monday meeting.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (218) 333-9200 and we can help you.