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Execution Log – 03/02/15-03/08/15: 03/02,Gissendaner,GA

February 27, 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.


GA                    Kelly Gissendaner                 scheduled 03/02/15 You can send an e-mail to Governor Nathan Deal at his website:

phone: 404-656-1776

                       fax:     404-657-7332

other Georgia contacts:


Pardons and Parole Board


Phone:   404-656-5651

Fax:        404-651-6723

  Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Phone:   404-526-5151

fax:       404-526-5746                        

The Augusta Chronicle


phone:   706-823-3366

fax:        706-722-7403

I ask you, Governor Deal, to use your influence in our state to help stop the execution of Kelly Gissendaner. Ms. Gissendaner is scheduled to be poisoned by the government of Georgia next Monday, 03/02/15, for the 1997 murder of her husband Douglas Gissendaner.

The most important thing to know about this case is that Kelly Gissendaner did not kill her husband, as is accepted by all sides in the case.  She conspired with and assisted her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, in her husband’s murder.  However, the actual killer, Mr. Owen, is serving life in prison for committing this crime; how can justice be served by killing an accomplice with no direct role in the murder?

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 Deal, please use your moral and political power in Georgia to help stop this killing of Kelly Gissendaner. 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.



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