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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Three Executions in Three Days in Texas, Starting Today

Texas is set to execute three people in three days starting today, November 17.



The first is Gerald Cornelius Eldridge, who is mentally ill and has an IQ of 72. Eldridge, 45, was sentenced to death for the 1993 shooting deaths of his former girlfriend, Cynthia Bogany and her nine-year old daughter Chirissa in Houston.



The second is a man named Danielle Simpson, sentenced to death for the murder of 84-year old Geraldine Davidson.



On Thursday, Robert Thompson is scheduled for execution. He was convicted and sentenced to death under the Law of Parties, even though it was his accomplice who fired the bullet that killed the victim. The accomplice was sentenced to life.

Call Governor Perry at 512 463 1782 to protest these executions or contact Perry by email through his website.

Members of various groups, including Texas Moratorium Network, Students Against the Death Penalty, Campaign to the End the Death Penalty, Kids Against the Death Penalty and the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement participate in vigils and protests on the day of each execution in Texas. The protests are held in various cities, including Huntsville and Austin. The protest in Austin is at 5:30 pm on the sidewalk in front of the Texas Capitol facing Congress Avenue at 11th Street.

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1 comment:

k4thybrown said...

Hi guys,

My thoughts are with you all and with Gerald, Danielle and Robert right now. I am not a US citizen, but for what it's worth I have sent Governor Perry an email request for clemency. I pointed out that he has an opportunity this week to do something incredible in the eyes of the world.

With all good wishes,
Kathy