Rasberry Williams http://iowapublicradio.org en After 40 Years, Rasberry Williams and his Daughter Reconnect http://iowapublicradio.org/post/after-40-years-rasberry-williams-and-his-daughter-reconnect <p>Happy Friday! It's a "news buzz" edition of <em>River to River</em>, bringing you several Iowa news stories of the week.</p><p>Charletta Sudduth was eight years old when her father was incarcerated for shooting and killing a man outside a Waterloo pool hall, a crime he has maintained was in self-defense. Now her father, Rasberry Williams, will be released on parole to an assisted living facility, after serving nearly 40 years of a life sentence. We hear from her:</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:01:17 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 39342 at http://iowapublicradio.org After 40 Years, Rasberry Williams and his Daughter Reconnect Commutation, Skylark and the Innocence Project of Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/commutation-skylark-and-innocence-project-iowa <p>In the summer of 1974, Rasberry Williams shot and killed a Waterloo man over a $30 gambling debt.&nbsp; In April, Governor Terry Branstad granted Williams’ request for commutation, making him eligible for parole.&nbsp; We continue our corrections series by talking about when a life sentence should be reconsidered.&nbsp; Then, we learn about Skylark, which works with victims of domestic violence on commutation requests, and the Innocence Project of Iowa, which is about to file its first case.</p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:29:13 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 23308 at http://iowapublicradio.org Commutation, Skylark and the Innocence Project of Iowa