Victim's Family Helped Murderer See His Family Before Execution

"A stranger that's never met you can bring a beautiful thing out of any situation," said the executed man's daughter, who had her plane ticket purchased for her. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Kenneth Williams was executed Thursday evening after serving time on death row—an execution that was described by witnesses as "horrifying." But before he died, the family of one of his victims helped his family say goodbye. According to ABC 7, the family of Michael Greenwood bought plane tickets for Williams' daughter Jasmine Johnson and his granddaughter to visit him one last time.

"I was in shock," Johnson said about the generosity. "I was shaking. "I think it will show her that people can have unconditional love for you," Kayla Greenwood, Michael Greenwood's daughter, said. "A stranger that's never met you can bring a beautiful thing out of any situation."

Williams was the fourth inmate recently put to death by the state of Arkansas. Per a statement by the Governor, in 1999, Williams was serving a life sentence for murder. He escaped and killed multiple victims including Greenwood.

[Photo: Arkansas Dept. of Corrections]

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