Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Even Supporters of the Death Penalty Oppose Execution of Jeff Wood

Here is a message from a supporter of the death penalty who signed the petition to Save Jeff Wood:

8:54 am PDT, Jun 25, James Bennett, Texas

To The Honorable Rick Perry, Gov.: I am a strong proponent of the death penalty, however, in the case of Jeff Wood, there is a possibility,a strong possibility that justice was not served. From the information at hand, there was additional evidence that would have perhaps mitigated Mr. Woods to a lesser sentence than the death penalty. Evidence that Mr. Wood and family consider to be vital. His defense attorney did not bring up or pursue this information. The jury in the sentencing phase, in all probability, would have come forth with a far less harsh sentence. Gov. Perry, I have no emotional stake in this case. Only a desire to know that the punishment fits the crime. The prosecutor may have been a tad over zealous in this case. Thank you James Bennett
and another one
2:49 pm PDT, Jun 23, James C Wood, Texas

First, I would like to start off by saying I am PROUD to be a Texan, and that we execute more people than any other state in the country. While being a strong supporter of the death penalty, I believe it has it's uses, this isn't one of them. As stated multiple times, he wasn't even in the store. To follow through with this would be completely rediculous. Wake up people. James C. Wood

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