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NO to the Death Penalty
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       Comunità di Sant'Egidio

JOHNNY JOE MARTINEZ  - (Texas)

 29 years old

execution,scheduled on next May 22nd 2002

Executed May 22, 2002 News

 

Johnny Joe Martinez, 29, was sentenced to death for a murder in 1993. His trial was not fair. His lawyer was young, unreliable, ineffective and first of all it was his first capital case and he had been working on the case only 50 hours before the sentence to death. The lawyer himself, after realizing he was not suited to that so difficult a case, asked to be replaced. 

At present Johnny exhausted all the appeals to the Courts, even if he really would need a new trial, where possibly he could have a life sentence. 

The appeal to save Johnny Joe Martinez

 The Community of Sant’Egidio invites everyone to sign the appeal to save the life of Johnny, pleading with the Governor of Texas and the Board of Pardons and Parole so that his execution, which was scheduled on next May 22nd, may get a stay and he can be granted a new (and fair) trial, with a good and effective lawyer.

 

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

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY

STATE CAPITOL

P.O. BOX 12428

AUSTIN – TEXAS 78711

FAX: 001 512 463 1849

 

BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE

P.O. BOX 13084

AUSTIN – TEXAS 78711

FAX: 001 512 463 8120

 

URGENT APPEAL PRESENTED BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT'EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE OFJOHNNY JOE MARTINEZ, SENTENCED TO DEATH.

-Governor Rick Perry Austin - Texas (US)

-Board of Pardons and Parole Austin - Texas (US)

Your Excellencies,

We are writing to express our deep concern over the life of Mr.Johnny Joe Martinez, sentenced to death even though he had received an inadequate legal assistance. We urge you to intervene on his behalf to prevent this cruel and inhuman punishment. We implore you to ensure that this cruel and inhuman sentence is not carried out.

Respectfully Yours 

(signature and date)