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Juveniles


DEREK e ALEX KING - (Florida)

13 e 12 anni

They are waiting for a trial by a court for adults. They are risking life prison without parole


Their story

 

The brothers Derek and Alex King, 13 and 12 respectively, are detained in the Escambia County jail, Florida, waiting for a possible sentence to life prison without parole. Last October 17th 2002 the judge enjoined both prosecutor and the counsel for the defence to seek an ultimate mediation. If that does not happen, a new trial will start, which will be carried out according to procedures for adults, as in the past. The two boys are accused to have murdered their 40 years old father, Terry King, in November 26th 2001.

The prosecutor excluded the chance of a lesser sentence, and besides he did not hold in due consideration the role played by a man who previously molested the two youngsters. 

Terry King’s relatives, on their account, are looking forward that the two alleged teen offenders will be tried by a court for juveniles. 

 

The appeal to save Derek and Alex

The Community of Sant’Egidio invites everybody to share its appeal to spare Derek and Alex from being sentenced to life prison without parole sending the following text to the below listed authorities by fax or e-mail.

 

Asst. Prosecuting Attorney David Rimmer

 P.O. Box 12726 

Pensacola, FL (USA) 32591 

Phone: (850) 595 4761

 E-mail: [email protected]


State Attorney Curtis Golden

P.O. Box 12726

Pensacola, FL 32575

Phone: (850) 595.4761


Letters to the Editor

Pensacola News Journal 

P.O. Box 12710

Pensacola, FL (USA) 32574

Phone (850) 435 8500


WEAR TV-3 

Phone: (850) 456 3333

 E-mail: [email protected]


Ginny Graybiel

Pensacola News Journal

P.O. Box 12710

Pensacola, FL 32574

Phone: (850) 435.8500

E-Mail: [email protected]


Curtis Krueger

St.Petersburg Times

490 First Ave. S

St.Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: (727) 893.8232

E-Mail: [email protected]


Gov. Jeb Bush

The Capitol

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

 Phone: (850) 488.4441

 Fax: (850) 487.0801


David Rimmer / Curtis Golden

 P.O. Box 12726

 Pensacola, FL 32591

 (850) 595-4761

 Fax: (850) 595-4763

 E-mail: [email protected]

 

URGENT APPEAL PRESENTED BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT’EGIDIO TO SPARE DEREK AND LEX KING FROM LIFE PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE

Your Excellencies

We are writing to express our deep concern over the fate of Derek and Alex King who might be sentenced to life prison without parole by an ordinary court for adults, while they should be tried by a court for juvenile offenders, due to their age.

We urge you to intervene on their behalf to prevent this cruel and inhuman punishment from being meted out against them.

We implore you to ensure that this cruel and inhuman sentence is not carried out.

Respectfully Yours

(signature and date)

 

Anyone who is interested in supporting a trust fund set up to help the boy in legal expenditures can keep in contact with Mr.Brian E.Oliver (e-mail:[email protected]).

 

Anybody who is interested on the King brothers' case may write to the 'Pensacola News Journal' at the following address:

Letters to the Editor

Pensacola News Journal

P.O. Box 12710

Pensacola, FL (USA) 32574

(Letters can also be sent electronically by going to the Web Site

http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/helpdesk/contact/index.shtml

 

LINKS

www.geocities.com/beoliver/Alex-and-Derek.html

http://www.petitiononline.com/Kingboys/petition.html

[email protected]