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NO to the Death Penalty
International Campaign
       Comunità di Sant'Egidio

 James Allridge

 (USA - Texas) - 41 years old

Sentenced to death

Execution set on August 26th 2004


His story

James 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.

Anyone interested in supporting his case can contact the links below.

 

The appeal to save James

The 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.

 

URGENT APPEAL BROUGHT OUT BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT’EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE OF JAMES ALLRIDGE, SENTENCED TO DEATH

 

Your 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. 

 Respectfully Yours 

 (signature and date)

 

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Office of General Counsel

P.O. Box 12428

Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Fax: 001 512 4631849

 E-mail: www.governor.state.tx.us/contact#contactinfo


Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

Executive Clemency Section

8610 Shoal Creek Blvd

Austin, Texas 78757

Fax: 001 512 4638120

[email protected] - Send the appeal   


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