April 24, 2017
Marcel Wayne Williams was executed by the state of Arkansas on Monday, April 24, 2017. Marcel was pronounced dead at 10:33 pm CDT, inside the Cummins Unit execution chamber near Varner, Arkansas. He was 46 years of age. Marcel was executed for the murder of 22-year-old Stacy Rae Errickson on December 5, 1994, in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Marcel spent the last 21 years of his life on Arkansas’ death row.
Marcel had previously been convicted of several burglaries and served a prison sentence.
On November 20, 1994, around 6:45 am, Marcel Williams forced Stacy Errickson, at gunpoint, to let him into her car. Williams drove Stacey to several automated teller machines, forcing her to withdraw money that totaled to $350. Stacy never arrived at work that day, nor did she pick up her child from the babysitter that day.
Williams was arrested on an outstanding warrant on November 29, 1994. Williams had been linked to assaults on two other women. During the 13 hour police questioning, Williams admitted to abducting Stacy, however, he denied sexually assaulting her and assured police, that to the best of his knowledge, she was still alive.
Stacy’s body was discovered by police in a shallow grave on December 5, 1994. Two female witnesses testified that Williams had followed them from a gas station, abandoning his pursuit when the entered an Air Force base. Williams is believed to have returned to the gas station and then abducted Stacy. Stacy was determined to have been killed by suffocation.
Marcel Williams was scheduled to be executed on December 14, 2015. His execution was stayed, along with several others, by a judge with the Pulaski County Circuit Court. The execution was stayed due to legal challenges regarding the execution drugs.
Marcel was the second execution on April 24, 2017. Jack Jones was executed approximately three hours prior to Marcel.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Stacy Errickson. Please pray for the strength for the family of Marcel.