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       Comunità di Sant'Egidio

 

Bruce Jacobs
Texas-USA

37 years old - Sentenced to death

Executed May 15th 2003

 


His story

Bruce entered death row 16 years ago, convicted of a murder he has always denied to have committed. His request to be subjected to DNA test was rejected by Texas Supreme Court, so his  chance to face a new trial has faded away. On the other hand, he could not afford a skilful attorney to be fairly defended due to his poor conditions. His execution is set on May 15th 2003.

 

The appeal to save Bruce

The Community of Sant’Egidio invites everybody to share its appeal aiming to spare Bruce’s life from the execution, sending the following statement to the competent authorities of Texas, as it occurred in the past, by fax or e-mail.

 

URGENT APPEAL BROUGHT IN BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT'EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE OF BRUCE JACOBS, SENTENCED TO DEATH

Your Excellency We are writing to express our deep concern over a ruling that sentenced to death Mr. Bruce Jacobs, even though his request to be subjected to DNA test to be able to show his innocence has been rejected. 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)

 

Adress

Governor Rick Perry’s address

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

Attn: Office of General Counsel

P.O. Box 12428

Austin, Texas 78711-2428

Fax: 001 512 463-1849


Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

Attn: Executive Clemency Section

8610 Shoal Creek Blvd

Austin, Texas 78757

Fax: 001 512 463-8120