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Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
State of Florida The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Dear Governor DeSantis
Michael Zack is due to be executed on 3 October. I am appealing for your intervention.
International law bans the execution of people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities. Four medical experts testified that Michael Zack had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, chronic depression, and possible brain damage. His PTSD and depression had its origins in the appalling abuse by his stepfather, and his mother’s murder when he was 11.
I urge you also to consider what his lawyers point to as “a new definitive medical consensus that Fetal Alcohol
Syndrome… is a uniquely [intellectual disability] ID-equivalent disorder”. A FAS expert has concluded: “In light of Mr Zack’s FAS diagnosis and… severe cognitive and adaptive impairments at all stages of his life, I have no doubt that he always has functioned as an intellectually disabled individual”.
Please grant Michael Zack a stay of execution and ensure his death sentence is commuted.