A mother whose seven-year-old daughter was raped and murdered 52 years ago in Michigan is desperately looking for a kidney donor so that she can survive the murderer of her child and continue to fight for him to remain locked up.
Edith & # 39; Sammie & # 39; Siordia, 79, fighting a kidney disease, has vowed to keep on fighting until her last breath to ensure that convicted child murderer Theodore Glenn Williams never goes free.
Williams, now 80 years old, has spent most of his adult life in a psychiatric hospital in Michigan since he pleaded guilty of killing Siordia & # 39; s little girl Sonya in Grand Rapids in 1967.
He has made a number of calls in recent years to live his last days outside the hospital, but Siordia maintains that she will continue to fight the courts to ensure that it does not happen.
Edith & # 39; Sammie & # 39; Siordia, who fights kidney disease, has vowed to keep fighting until her last breath to ensure that Theodore Glenn Williams is never released after he has pleaded guilty for the murder of her seven-year-old daughter Sonya in 1967
Siordia, who recently learned that she needs a kidney transplant because her organs are failing, said the memory of her daughter Sonya inspires her to keep fighting.
& # 39; I'm worried that he will get out one day, & # 39; Siordia said MLive.
& # 39; If I have to fight this again, I'll do it until my last breath, if I can, you know?
& # 39; I have to stay alive for Sonya. & # 39;
Siordia was diagnosed with kidney disease a few years ago and her organs no longer work enough to sustain her life. She appeals to a kidney donor via the Kidney Buzz website.
& # 39; The memory of my children, which I have lost, gives me the strength to continue to fight kidney failure and live on dialysis that is paralyzing for most patients, & she wrote on the website.
& # 39; This is especially the case when I think of the memory of my daughter, Sonya. Her memory inspires me to continue. & # 39;
Williams, now 80 years old, has been in prison since his death at a psychiatric hospital in Michigan since he pleaded guilty of murdering Siordia & # 39; s little girl Sonya in Grand Rapids in 1967. He was pictured above during an appearance in 1994
Siordia, who recently learned that she needs a kidney transplant because her organs are failing, said the memory of her daughter Sonya inspires her to keep fighting. She is pictured above with a family member
Sonya was abducted by Williams on the way home from school in September 1967 before being raped and murdered.
Williams, who worked as a house painter, was then dating Sonya & # 39; s babysitter.
Before the little girl's body was found, Williams had reassured Siordia in the home of his victim.
Sonya's body was found three weeks later in a shallow grave by horsemen.
Authorities linked Williams to the crime after accidentally bursting his estimation book with her body.
Williams, who also admitted killing a 13-year-old girl, pleaded guilty but was considered a sexual-sexual psychopath.
Siordia was diagnosed with kidney disease a few years ago and her organs no longer work enough to sustain her life. She appeals to a kidney donor via the Kidney Buzz website
Instead of being sent to prison, Williams was committed to a state hospital.
The Criminal Sexual Psychopath Act was repealed a year later, which meant that Williams could be fired if there were reasonable grounds for believing that he was no longer a psychopath and a threat.
Williams was released shortly in 1973, but prosecutors reloaded accusations and was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of second-degree murder in the case of Sonya.
A high court ordered Williams to be committed to the state psychiatric hospital six years later on the basis of the same law in force when he was originally sentenced.
Since then, Williams – claiming he has recovered – has repeatedly sought his release from the facility so that he can continue his remaining years.
Every time he makes a legal bid, Siordia says she is fighting it in honor of her murdered daughter.
He may submit a petition to the court every year to be eligible for release.
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