Pamela Powers murder 12/24/1968 Des Moines, IA *Killed by escaped convict and mental patient, Robert Anthony Williams; Sentenced to life in prison*

Pamela Powers
Pamela Powers

Man Charged With Murder In Abduction
Fugitive From Mental Hospital Charged In Murder of Iowa Girl, 10
Brewer v Williams 1977 (conviction/sentence affirmed)
Bury her for Christmas: How the murder of Pamela Powers, 10, reached Supreme Court
Excerpt from “The Christian Burial Case”

The Christian Burial Case: An Introduction to Criminal and Judicial Procedure


Robert Anthony Williams

Name Robert Anthony Williams
Offender Number 0103263
Sex M
Birth Date 03/19/1944
Age 68
Location Iowa Medical & Classification Center
County Of Commitment Polk
Commitment Date 05/15/1969
Duration LIFE
* TDD = Tentative Discharge Date
* SDD = Supervision Discharge Date

Supervision Status: Prison
Offense Class: Other Felony
County of Commitment: Polk

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