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       Comunità di Sant'Egidio

 Granville Riddle

 (USA - Texas) - 33 years old

Sentenced to death

Was executed January 30th 2003.


His story

Granville is on Livingston's death row since 1990, after a murder he committed to defend himself from an assault. His only accuser is a pathologist already convicted in 1992 for false testimony in several criminal cases, who denied Granville acted for self-defence. Just due to his bad reputation, he cannot be considered a liable person. Nevertheless, his deposition was enough to sentence Granville to death, even because his state appointed lawyers failed to raise in court the ambiguous penal past of the witness. Unfortunately the date of Granville's execution was recently set for January 30th 2003. All hopes are now resting on a new and skilful attorney, who was taken on thanks to an international solidarity fund.

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

 

The appeal to save Granville

The Community of Sant'Egidio invites everybody to share its appeal aiming to spare Granville'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 OUT BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT’EGIDIO TO SAVE THE LIFE OF GRANVILLE RIDDLE, SENTENCED TO DEATH

 

Your Excellencies We are writing to express our deep concern over a ruling that sentenced to death Mr.Granville Riddle, even though after an unfair trial, tainted by an inadequate state appointed lawyer. 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%20%20information/email/email_the_governor.htm
 


Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

Executive Clemency Section

8610 Shoal Creek Blvd

Austin, Texas 78757

Fax: 001 512 4638120

[email protected]


Links for contacting or supporting Granville::

[email protected]

www.deathrow.at/granville

www.ccadp.org/granvilleriddle.htm

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/granvill/petition.html

http://www.deathrow.at/granville/news.html