Thomas Whitaker, aged 38, is due to be executed in Texas on 22 February. He was convicted in 2007 of the murder of his mother and brother in a shooting in which his father was badly wounded but survived. The father is appealing for clemency for his son.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Calling on the Texas authorities to commute the death sentence of Thomas Whitaker;
- Noting support for clemency from inmates, guards, and the prisoner’s father, also a victim of the crime;
- Noting that the actual gunman received a life sentence and the very troubling claims surrounding the prosecution’s alleged solicitation of the defendant’s confession and its use in arguing for a death sentence.
Contact these two officials by 22 February, 2018:
Clemency Section, Board of Pardons and Paroles
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin,
Texas 78757-6814, USA
Fax: +1 512 467 0945
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Board Members
Governor Greg Abbott
Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711-2428, USA
Fax: +1 512 463 1849
Contact Form: https://gov.texas.gov/apps/contact/opinion.aspx
Salutation: Dear Governor
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