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NO to the Death Penalty
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       Comunità di Sant'Egidio

HENRY EARL DUNN  - (Texas)

 27 years old

is scheduled for execution on  may 14, 2002

Suspended News

The execution  is set to next February, 6th 2003

Henry Earl Dunn, was executed. 


 His story

Henry Earl Dunn, an afroamerican man, was arrested when he was 19 for the abduction, robbery and slaying of 23 year old Nicholas West, although he didn't shoot the victim. Besides, his conviction is strongly controversial, as his appointed defense lawyer was utterly ineffective. That's why he was later disbarred and removed from the list of attorneys qualified to represent clients in criminal cases. His subsequent appellate lawyers failed to file a timely Notice of Appeal with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Due to this malpractice, 241st Circuit Judge Diane De Vasto set an execution date, in spite of the fact that defendant had not exhausted all of his appeals.

 

You can sign and send the petition (in English) to the following addresses:

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY SECTION

P.O. Box 13401

AUSTIN – Texas 78711-3401

FAX: 001 512 467 0945

[email protected]


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%20%20information/email/email_the_governor.htm
 


 

URGENT APPEAL PRESENTED BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT’EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE  OF HENRY EARL DUNN.

 

Your Excellencies

 May I respectfully call on you to recommend a stay of execution of  Mr.Henry Earl Dunn set to February 6th 2003 in order to ensure that he will get full access to the appeal courts, as enshrined in both Texas Constitution and the Constitution of United States of America.

 

Faithfully Yours

(Signature and date)