06/28/2018

Urgent Action Update – GOVERNOR – ACT FOR JUSTICE, STOP EXECUTION (USA: UA 123.18)


On 8 February, the Ohio Governor issued an eight-month reprieve for Raymond Tibbetts, who was due to be executed on 13 February. The decision came after he received a letter in support of clemency from one of the jurors from the 1998 trial.

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The Ohio parole board has recommended against clemency for Raymond Tibbetts despite a juror telling them that he would have voted for life if the jury had heard mitigation evidence revealed since the trial. The Governor can still grant clemency.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on Governor Kasich to stop the execution of Raymond Tibbetts and commute his death sentence;
  • Urging him to use his clemency power, pointing out that Raymond Tibbetts would have been ineligible for the death sentence if just one of the trial jurors had voted for life, as the juror who has come forward says he would have after hearing of the available evidence about the defendant’s appalling childhood;
  • Explaining that you are not seeking to minimize the seriousness of the crimes or suffering caused.

Contact this official by 31, July 2018:
Governor John Kasich,
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 USA
Fax: +1 614 466 9354
Phone: +1 614 466 3555
Email (via website): http://www.governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx
Twitter: @JohnKasich
Salutation: Dear Governor

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