Suarez Medina is detained in Polunski Unit death row. He was just 19
when he was charged of murdering
a police officer.
death sentence was issued on the ground of one only doubtful
eyewitness: actually it was publicly showed only two years after an
alleged previous shooting which he was charged of, when the witness,
watching him on TV, indicated him to the judiciary authorities as
the murderer, even though at that very moment –it was night- he
was far away enough from him, just perceiving him under a
streetlight in a scarcely minute of time.
had no previous criminal record at all at the time of his arrest. So
this foggy witness constituted alone an aggravating circumstance to
the charge on his behalf, determining the overturning of his
sentence from life prison without parole to death penalty.
Community of Sant’Egidio invites everybody to share its own appeal to
save Javier’s life sending the following text to a:
1. Texas Board of
Pardons and Paroles
Executive Clemency Section
P.O. Box 13401, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
Fax: (512) 467-0945
2. Governor Rick Perry
APPEAL PRESENTED BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT’EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE OF
JAVIER SUAREZ MEDINA, SENTENCED TO DEATH
are writing to express our deep concern over a ruling that sentenced to
death Javier Suarez Medina, based on a weak eyewitness, whose execution is
scheduled to next August 14th.
forward a trial review, we urge you to intervene on his behalf to prevent
this cruel and inhuman punishment to be meted out against him.
implore you to ensure that this cruel and inhuman sentence is not carried