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Just got off phone with Kimberly Chisholm Simmons, sister of Harley Chisholm III, one of 3 Birmingham police officers killed in 2004. She does not support the execution of #NateWoods. "He did not kill my brother. This is so unjust. I don't understand," she told me in tears. 1/5
She tried to contact @GovernorKayIvey, but was told the Gov was in a meeting. She spoke with a staff member, expressing her deep misgivings about Nate's death warrant. She asked them to please grant mercy. She was told someone would call her back. No one ever did. 2/5
"They just want him dead. I did at one time too. But when God gets hold of your heart and demands forgiveness and mercy, I have to follow that," she said. "I hated them but I knew in my heart that was wrong. It saddens me that an innocent man will be executed." 3/5
She told me her brother was an honorable man. Her family grieved his death and suffered for years after the crime. She is not against the death penalty but believes Nate is not responsible. "He was just a loud-mouthed kid," she said. "This madness has got to stop." 4/5
Ms. Simmons feels for the family of #NathanielWoods and says she'll pray for them. "My heart goes out to them. Losing a family member is very hard. I pray God's mercy on them. I know the pain they're going to feel." She was sobbing as we got off the phone. " 5/5
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