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Do Not Execute Daryl Holton!

On September 12, 2007, Tennessee is set to execute Daryl Holton for the November 30,1997 murder of his four children
The state of Tennessee should not execute Daryl Holton for his role in this crime. Executing Holton would violate the right to life as declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and constitute the ultimate cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment. Furthermore, Holton suffers from severe depression and has had numerous documented suicide attempts. In 1997 Holton and his wife were finally divorced. In a state of delusion he decided to kill his children believing that their lives were forever ruined because they were going to be raised in a divided household. Also, Holton was more or less in charge of his own defense. He had ineffective counsel from a lawyer who was experiencing severe personal problems. Holton also clearly suffers from a documented mental disease; he still suffers from severe depression while on death row.



ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Phil Bredesen requesting that they stop the execution of Daryl Holton! Read More and Take Action http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12499


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Do Not Execute Tommy Arthur!

On September 27, 2007, the state of Alabama is set to execute Tommy Arthur for the February 1, 1982 murder of Troy Wicker.
The state of Alabama should not execute Arthur for his role in this crime. Executing Arthur would violate the right to life as declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and constitute the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. There was no physical evidence that conclusively linked Arthur to the scene of the crime. He was convicted solely on witness testimony. Furthermore, two witnesses testified they saw Arthur 75 miles away from the scene at the time of the crime. The victim's wife was originally charged with the crime and she named two other people as the original committers of the offense. Judy Wicker testified under oath twice that Tommy Arthur had nothing at all to do with the murder of her husband or her rape. Alabama is the only state that does not provide post-conviction lawyers for convicts on death row. Several jury members have made statements that if they had seen all of the evidence; they would not have found him guilty.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Bob Riley requesting that Tommy Arthur's execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12523

See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
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September 12: Daryl Holton, TN
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12499

September 13: Jack Jones Jr., AR
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12500

September 13: Joseph Lave, TX

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12505

September 18: Terrick Nooner, AR

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12506

September 20: Clifford Kimmel, TX

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12507

September 25: Richard Baze, KY

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12511

September 25: Michael Richards, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12519

September 26: Edward Jerome Harbison, TN

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12521

September 27: Carlton Turner, TX

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12522

September 27: Tommy Arthur, AL

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12523
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