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Mother of Slain 20-Month-Old Is Scared as Man Convicted for Her Murder Gets Early Prison Release

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 06, 2021
10:40 A.M.

The distraught mother of the 20-month-old girl who was killed in 1997 opened up about her fear as the man convicted for the crime got eligible for early prison release.


Devastated mother Margaret Gretta Morgan is crying for help as the man responsible for the tragic death of her 20-month-old daughter, Quortney Kley, is about to be freed from prison.

Cayce Williams, Morgan's ex-boyfriend, sexually assaulted and killed little Kley on February 25, 1997. Now, 24 years after the vile event, he was released from the Dixon Correction Center on the exact date.

A photo of a man in prison. | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo of a man in prison. | Photo: Shutterstock

Williams was sentenced to 48 years of service and only served half of his service before he was released. Morgan, who revealed that her daughter was just developing her personality when her life was cut short, said:

"The thought of him being out and being able to potentially do something like this again is, you know, very scary."


Speaking to NBC Chicago, Morgan explained that she couldn't understand how someone who hurt a child who posed no threat and couldn't protect herself was let back into society. Now, she fears for her life.

The grieving mother noted that the news of his release had put her in a flight-or-fight mode as she feels like she's losing her mind. According to her attorney, Sarah Toney, the cause of Williams' release dates back to the '90s.


She explained that Williams was sentenced under the "truth in sentencing" statute of 1985, but it was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. It was later fixed in 1998, stating that convicted murderers must serve at least 85% of their sentences.

However, because he was sentenced in 1997, he was exempted from the rule and part of the 600 criminals who were permitted to serve only half of their sentences. Williams was babysitting the late Kley and her sister when the incident occurred.


Morgan was at work, and Williams took Kley to the hospital, where it was discovered that the little girl was sexually assaulted. The late toddler's father Jesse has circulated a petition about Williams' release.

While he might not be able to stop his daughter's murderer from leaving prison, Jesse plans to make Williams' life hell on earth by spreading the word of his crimes in his neighborhood in McHenry County, where he intends to live after his release.

Recently, a father-of-two, Jeffrey Fang, made headlines after his kids were found safe after being taken along with his stolen minivan. The delighted dad expressed his joy at having his kids back, saying it was like a weight off.

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