Death Penalty- September 2020

Written on: August 31, 2020

Pray for an end to the death penalty, for those scheduled for execution, for the victims of these crimes and all whose lives have been impacted by violence.

Scheduled Executions for September 2020

22: William LeCroy, FED, Terre Haute, IN

24: Christopher Vialva, FED, Terre Haute, IN

30: Carlos Trevino, TX

 

From Catholic Mobilizing Network 

Currently, there are 60 people on federal death row. Of those 60, only 1 faces charges of terrorism and the remaining 59 are not federally specific. These individuals have been caught in inter-state crimes. On the federal death row, 4 people have an intellectual disability, 3 have been diagnosed with severe mental illnesses, 6 have been sentenced to death on faulty evidence, 3 are gravely ill, and 5 were not responsible for killing the victim. These cases, in addition to many others, highlight some of the problems associated with our broken death penalty system.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CARRIED OUT 5 EXECUTIONS THIS YEAR: Daniel Lee (July 13); Wesley Purkey (july 15); Dustin Honken(17); Lezmond Mitchel (August 26) and Keith Nelson (August 28). Please pray for an end to this brutal form of (in)justice.  


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