mercredi 28 août 2013

Robert Garza : date d'exécution 19 septembre - lettre à envoyer rapidement au gouverneur Perry et au comite des grâces


Robert Garza a été condamné à mort au terme de la "loi des parties". Selon cette loi, les personnes coupables d’avoir aidé un meurtrier peuvent être condamnées à mort tout comme lui.  Cette loi a été adoptée dans quelques États américains, mais seul le Texas l’applique jusqu’à la peine capitale.

Lettres reçues de l'association: Abolition Movement- Texas.

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Board of Pardons and Paroles Executive Clemency Section
General Counsel's Office
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512) 406-5852
Fax: (512)- 467-0945

Date:

Dear Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles,

 An execution date of September 19, 2013 has been set for Texas death row prisoner Robert Gene Garza (#999466). Robert was sentenced to death in the murders of María de la Luz Bazaldúa Cobarrubias, Danitzene Lizeth Vázquez Beltrán, Celina Linares Sánchez and Lourdes Yesenia Araujo Torres. I ask that you grant clemency to Robert Garza.

Robert was convicted under the Law of Parties, a law in Texas that allows the death penalty for those who aid in felony murder, even if a person did not kill anyone. Robert has always maintained that he was not the triggerman. The physical evidence and witness testimony support this claim. Even though Robert was convicted under the Law of Parties, no other person was convicted in this crime.

 The Law of Parties was adopted here in 1974 and Texas is the only death penalty state to use such a law so aggressively. Several men have been convicted under the LOP, even though they killed no one, by the state’s own admission. The Law of Parties came under scrutiny around the planned execution of former Texas death row prisoner Kenneth Foster. Kenneth's sentence was commuted a few short hours before the scheduled execution in 2007, after a vigorous campaign involving his family and supporters.

 That campaign led to the proposal of a bill in the Texas legislature in 2009 that would have done away with the death sentence in Law of Parties cases, as well as require separate trials for defendants in capital cases.

Robert Garza killed no one, and does not deserve to be executed by the state of Texas under what is a flawed and unjust law. Robert's family has worked hard over the years to fight for his life, and to lobby for the bills that would do away with the Law of Parties.

 I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family members of the victims in this case. However, I hope that you will carefully consider the implications of executing people under this law. I implore you to think of the Garza family, who are fighting to save Robert’s life.

Yours sincerely , (signature)
 

Governer Rick Perry
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: (512) 463-2000
Fax: (512) 463-1849
Date:
Dear Governor Perry,
 An execution date of September 19, 2013 has been set for Texas death row prisoner Robert Gene Garza (#999466). Robert was sentenced to death in the murders of María de la Luz Bazaldúa Cobarrubias, Danitzene Lizeth Vázquez Beltrán, Celina Linares Sánchez and Lourdes Yesenia Araujo Torres. I ask that you grant clemency to Robert Garza.
Robert was was convicted under the Law of Parties, a law in Texas that allows the death penalty for those who aid in felony murder, even if a person did not kill anyone. Robert has always maintained that he was not the triggerman. The physical evidence and witness testimony support this claim. Even though Robert was convicted under the Law of Parties, no other person was convicted in this crime.
The Law of Parties was adopted here in 1974 and Texas is the only death penalty state to use such a law so aggressively. Several men have been convicted under the LOP, even though they killed no one, by the state’s own admission.
The Law of Parties came under scrutiny around the planned execution of former Texas death row prisoner Kenneth Foster. Kenneth's sentence was commuted a few short hours before the scheduled execution in 2007, after a vigorous campaign involving his family and supporters.
That campaign led to the proposal of a bill in the Texas legislature in 2009 that would have done away with the death sentence in Law of Parties cases, as well as require separate trials for defendants in capital cases.
Robert Garza killed no one, and does not deserve to be executed by the state of Texas under what is a flawed and unjust law. Robert's family has worked hard over the years to fight for his life, and to lobby for the bills that would do away with the Law of Parties.
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family members of the victims in this case. However, I hope that you will carefully consider the implications of executing people under this law. I implore you to think of the Garza family, who are fighting to save Robert’s life.
 Yours sincerely, (signature)


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