Tookie Memorial Service Planned in L.A.
LOS ANGELES – A memorial service for Stanley Tookie Williams, the convicted killer who was executed earlier this week at San Quentin Prison, has been scheduled for Tuesday.
Among the guests invited to the public service are the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and rapper Snoop Dogg, according to a statement by Williams' supporters.
Williams, the 51-year-old co-founder of the Crips street gang died by injection early Tuesday for the murders of four people in two 1979 Los Angeles County holdups.
The noon service will be held at Bethel AME Church and will include large TV screens outside.