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Execution Scorecard – 05/18/15-06/07/15

May 27, 2015

Last week (05/18/15-05/24/15) see previous Execution Log for details

 NONE Executed!                      

This week (05/25/15-05/31/15) see previous Execution Log for details

NONE Scheduled! 

Next Week (06/01/15-06/07/15) see next Execution Log for details

 06/03     Lester Bower                      TX           scheduled

 

Execution Scorecard – 05/04/15-05/24/15

May 11, 2015

Last week (05/04/15-05/10/15) see previous Execution Log for details 

NONE Scheduled!                      

This week (05/11/15-05/17/15) see previous Execution Log for details

05/12     Derrick Charles                  TX           scheduled

05/12     Kimber Edwards                 MO         !!!Stayed!!! for new appeal 

Next Week (05/18/15-05/24/15) see next Execution Log for details

NONE Scheduled!

Execution Log – 05/11/15-05/17/15: 05/12,Charles,TX

May 8, 2015

Here are copies of the e-mails I sent to people in states with scheduled executions asking them to intervene. Please e-mail, phone or fax appeals of your own. You are welcome to cut & paste.

 

TX       Derrick Charles                                scheduled 05/12/2015

 

You can e-mail Governor Greg Abbott at his website: https://gov.texas.gov/contact/

phone: (512) 463 2000
fax:       (512) 463 1849

 

other Texas contacts:

 

Pardons and Paroles
phone: (512) 406 5852
fax:       (512) 467 0945

Austin American Statesman
e-dress: letters@statesman.com

phone: (512) 445-3667
fax:      (512) 445-3679

Houston Chronicle
e-dress: hci@chron.com
phone: (713) 220-7491

 

 

I ask you, Governor Abbott, to stop your state’s execution of Derrick Charles. Mr. Charles is scheduled to be poisoned to death by the government of Texas next Tuesday, 05/12/2015, for the 2002 murders of Myiesha Bennett, her mother Brenda Bennett, and her grandfather Obie Lee Bennett.

 

Mr. Charles is a classic case of a misanthropic childhood combined with lifelong medical problems.  He was born prematurely to a mother with schizophrenia, causing him to require more care and limiting the care his mother could give him.  He suffered at least two seizures as a child and moved in and out of the juvenile justice system with regularity.  He committed these murders at nineteen years old with extraordinary violence impelled by his anger at accusations of child rape levelled by Ms. Bennett.  In this country we have a clearly established responsibility to provide our sick the treatment they need rather than killing them.  You must stay this execution so your state can reconsider its inhumane action in the case of Derrick Charles.

 

Former Attorney General of the United States Janet Reno, as well as myriads of scholars, can find no evidence that the death penalty deters capital crimes. In fact, the warden of the famous Sing Sing prison believes that the death penalty exacerbates the violence in his facility by setting an example of cold-blooded killing. Recent studies show that the largest increase in capital crimes is in the state of Texas, the state which executes the most people. As for vengeance, that is the Lord’s, not the government’s.

Please, Governor Abbott, stop this killing of Derrick Charles. If this execution goes forward, look around this country for the black armbands worn, and the church bells tolled, in protest of this injustice.

Thank you.

 

 

Execution Scorecard – 04/27/15-05/17/15

May 5, 2015

Last week (04/27/15-05/03/15) see previous Execution Log for details 

04/28      Robert Pruett                    TX          !!!Stayed!!! for new DNA testing                      

This week (05/04/15-05/10/15) see previous Execution Log for details

NONE Scheduled! 

Next Week (05/11/15-05/17/15) see next Execution Log for details

05/12      Derrick Charles                  TX          scheduled

05/12     Kimber Edwards                 MO         !!!Stayed!!! for new appeal

 

Execution Scorecard – 04/06/15-04/26/15

April 13, 2015

Last week (04/06/15-04/12/15) see previous Execution Log for details 

04/09      Kent Sprouse                    TX          executed                 

This week (04/13/15-04/19/15) see previous Execution Log for details

04/14     Andre Cole                         MO         scheduled

04/15     Manuel Garza                     TX          scheduled

04/16     Greg Hunt                           AL          !!!Stayed!!! pending Federal review of execution protocol

04/17     Albert Perez                       PA          !!!Stayed!!! pending further Federal appeals

04/17     Lance Arrington               PA          !!!Stayed!!! pending further Federal appeals

04/18     Robin Meyers                     AL          !!!Stayed!!! pending Federal review of execution protocol

Next Week (04/20/15-04/26/15) see next Execution Log for details

04/23     Richard Vasquez                TX          scheduled

 

 

Armband Alert: 04/09/15; Sprouse, TX

April 8, 2015

Please wear a black No Death Penalty! wristband tomorrow, 04/09/15, in protest of the poisoning to death of Kent Sprouse by the government of the state of Texas.  He is being executed in revenge for the murder of Police Officer Harry Marvin “Marty” Steinfeldt III in 2002.

Just the year before this crime, Kent Sprouse began exhibiting paranoid and schizophrenic behaviors.  After living a normal, hard-working life and with no criminal record, he committed these double murders during a psychotic episode and under the influence of dangerous illicit drugs.  In this country we have a clearly established responsibility to provide our sick the treatment they need.  Texas must stay this execution so the state can reconsider its inhumane and illegal action in the case of Kent Sprouse.

Please keep all those involved in your thoughts.

 

 

 

Execution Scorecard – 03/30/15-04/19/15

April 6, 2015

Last week (03/30/15-04/05/15) see previous Execution Log for details 

!!!None Executed!!!                      

This week (04/06/15-04/12/15) see previous Execution Log for details

04/09      Kent Sprouse            TX          scheduled 

Next Week (04/13/15-04/19/15) see next Execution Log for details

04/14     Andre Cole                 MO         scheduled

04/15     Manuel Garza           TX          scheduled

04/16     Greg Hunt                 AL          !!!Stayed!!! pending Federal review of execution protocol

 

 

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