The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for Marcellus Williams. He was convicted of the 1998 stabbing death of former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Felicia Gayle.

The high court set the execution date shortly after handing down a unanimous ruling Tuesday saying that Gov. Mike Parson had the authority to dissolve a board reviewing whether Williams might be innocent. According to the ruling, the state constitution gives Parson exclusive authority over clemency decisions.

In 2017, former Gov. Eric Greitens appointed a state board to investigate William’s case, but Parson dissolved the board before it reached any conclusions and lifted the stay of execution.

Williams has maintained his innocence throughout his time in prison.

He is scheduled to die as early as 6 p.m. on September 24.

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