comes from a poor family. He was arrested in 1985 with his brother
Ronald -already executed in 1995- for robbery and murder of a
convenience store clerk. Since 1987 he is jailed in the death rows
of Huntsville and Livingston, where he is just staying now, in
Texas. His lawyers appointed by the court defended him in such a
weakly way, faintly investigating on the extenuating circumstances
to take before the jury. When his case passed at federal level, they
resigned. Thanks to a legal fund made up by some of his supporters,
now James can rely on an skilful attorney, able to carry out his
appeal. Actually, the hopes this may get success are quite scarce.
interested in supporting his case can contact the links below.
appeal to save James
Community of Sant'Egidio invites everybody to share its appeal
aiming to spare James's life from a death sentence, sending the
following statement to the competent authorities of Texas, as it
occurred in the past, by fax or e-mail.
APPEAL BROUGHT OUT BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT’EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE OF JAMES ALLRIDGE, SENTENCED TO DEATH
Excellencies We are writing to express our deep concern over a ruling that
sentenced to death Mr. James Allridge, even though an unfair trial, tainted
by an inadequate lawyer appointed by the court. We urge you to intervene on
his behalf to prevent this cruel and inhuman punishment from being meted out
against him. We implore you to ensure that this cruel and inhuman sentence
is not carried out.