http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/help-free-jeffrey-havard.html PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE Background (Preamble): Mr. Havard, accused and convicted of murdering the six-month-old child of his girlfriend and who has been incarcerated on death row at the Mississippi State Prison in Parchman, Mississippi for the past several years.
You will find that this particular case is a classic example of the "good ole boys" injustice that continues to dominate the political structure of Mississippi. The incompetence of the unqualified officials responsible for the young man's death sentence is beyond belief. The coroner in this case was not a medical doctor. His prior employment was that of an ambulance medic and had received only forty hours of training for his elected position.
The pathologist who testified for the state, it was learned, had never been certified. The defense provided for the accused presented no expert testimony, and the actual defense attorney was later indicted on serious illegal drug charges. The circuit court clerk who recorded and published the findings in this case was indicted for stealing funds from the state.
The initial charge for which Mr. Havard was convicted was shaken baby syndrome with an underlying felony of sexual battery. His appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court resulted in the refutation of all charges excepting the underlying felony, leaving it up to the accused and his defense to explain the 1cm bruise supposedly found on the infant's thigh at the time of autopsy.
The defendant had admitted from the beginning that he had accidentally dropped the child in the process of giving her a bath. In a frantic effort to revive the child, both the defendant and the child's mother attempted vigorous resuscitation. Logic would suggest that either could have been responsible for the 1cm bruise.
I implore you and your associates to thoroughly review Mr. Havard's case. By doing so, I feel certain you will want to employ your influence towards preventing the wrongful death of an intelligent, delightful and innocent young man who has much to offer his family, friends and society.
I ask everyone to write to the governor and let him know that Jeff should be free.
Go to his web site and all the information will be there, facts and documented proof. There is no witness, no physical evidence, no motive other than the attorney for the state wanted to make a name for himself.
Write to: Governor Haley Barbour P.O. Box 139 Jackson, Mississippi 39205 1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
Please pass this on to everyone you know that can help. By doing so, I feel certain you will want to employ your influence towards preventing the wrongful death of an intelligent, delightful and innocent young man who has much to offer his family, friends and society.
Or you can email: email@example.com The email will be sent.
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GREENSBURG, Pa. -- A prosecutor will seek a prison term for a western Pennsylvania woman who has pleaded guilty to serving a half-keg of beer to teen guests at her son's graduation party, before three of them were killed in a crash about a mile away.
On January 23, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the state of Ohio challenging the unconditional writ of habeas corpus and bar to the re-prosecution of Joe D'Ambrosio (pictured), thus ending the capital case. He has now been freed from death row with all charges dismissed
Edwin Hart Turner is an inmate on Mississippi death row suffering from a serious mental illness. According to accredited medical staff he is suffering from Borderline personality disorder and a depressive disorder, which is likely to be a bipolar disorder.
At the time of the crime, Mr Turner suffered from a serious substance addiction. He was also treated with high dozes of the anti depressive drug Prozac, the drug dozes had just been increased before the two tragic robberies took place.
Looking into legal records there are assemblies of cases in which the side effects of anti depressive drugs alone, often in a scenario of changing the dozes, has caused rampage, violent acts, brutal murders and school shootings. It is also well known that the effects of prozac, as well as Mr. Turner's diagnosis, become worsen by substance abuse, such as drugs and alcohol.
This important factor was not given a key role during trial, which make it highly questionable if Mr. Turner's legal counsel was offering his client efficient and legaly secure defense. It is obvious that Mr. Turner's attorney was lacking of fundamental knowledge about his client's mental illness and well known side effects of anti depressive drugs.
Mr. Turner also has a painful history of suicide attempts and involuntary commitments to psychiatric care on mental institutions. During his childhood Mr Turner experienced his parents' sever alcoholism and lived in an environments that is to be likened to mental torture. In his family there is a history of serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The fact that this man, right now, is awaiting execution is a disgrace to all civil society. The state of Mississippi should give this man the psychiatric care he is entitled too, and not give him the death penalty.
On January 10, 2012, Attorney General Jim Hood asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to set an execution date for Mr. Hart Turner. Monday the same week (January 9, 2012) the U.S. Supreme Court refused to try Mr. Turners appeal, in which he claimed that his attorney offered inefficient legal counseling. Mr Hart Turner is likely to get an execution date any day now.
We are 11 million common criminals, whose misdeeds range from buying milk on the black market to having a satellite dish -- fugitives from a criminal code that strangles us. We are a population almost imprisoned.
We, the Undersigned call on Nick Clegg and David Cameron to keep their pre-election promise to stop the Extradition of Gary Mckinnon and to give his family their life back. If Gary is to be tried- he should be tried at Home by a jury of his own peers. All the details of Garys Case are in the Public domain and both of the current UK Leaders supported Gary's fight before they were elected. The US Government via President Obama himself have said they will 'accept the decision of thE UK'. WE SAY END IT NOW AND #FREEGARY
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