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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2nd of 5 Texas Executions this Month Set for Thursday: Joseph Lave

Send and email to Texas Governor Rick Perry urging him to Stop the Execution of Joseph Lave scheduled for September 13, 2007

The state of Texas is scheduled to execute Joseph Lave on September 13, 2007. Lave was sentenced to death for the January 1992 capital murder of Justin Marquart during a robbery at a Richardson sporting goods store.

Joseph Lave was not the only participant in this crime, yet the other participant received a lighter sentence while Lave was sentenced to die. Lave surrendered to the police once he heard that they were looking for him. During the trial, Timothy Bates, an accomplice to the crime, testified against Lave who was convicted and sentenced to death under the controversial Texas “law of parties.”

In addition to sending Gov Perry an email, you can leave him a phone message at: 512-463-2000, fax him at 512-463-1849 (his fax line is often busy, so just keep trying) or write him at:

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428

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