Please Grant Clemency To Gregory Wright
Dear Governor Perry,
I am writing to you today just days before the scheduled execution of death row inmate Gregory Wright. I have immense concerns about this man being executed.
Although I am not a citizen of Texas, and don't vote or pay taxes there, I am however a citizen of Massachusetts, of the United States. I was born here, raised here, vote and pay taxes in this great country.
Massachusetts does not have the death sentence,and we have not executed anyone since 1947, when we executed two innocent men Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. And I must add that Massachusetts is not a state with a high murder rate.
As an abolishonist, I have been watching Texas and other states that do execute. I noticed one thing imparticular, more stays of execution and clemency have been granted to Texas inmates by the Texas Board of Parole and Pardons, and yourself lately. This shows me that Texas is a state that is willing to admit when they are wrong, and willing to give the inmates there a fair chance for justice.
Gregory Wright's family paid for his DNA testing. The results were "inconsistent with the biological material found on the pair of jeans" that were worn by the victim. He also has proved his innocence again by willingly taking a polygraph test and passing it. Along with all the inconsistencies in his trial and case, if anyone really reads and understands his case, it shows strongly that he is an innocent man. That he did not kill anyone.
There has been no rallies for Greg. No videos. No marching down the streets. He sits quietly on death row, leaving his fate in the hands of the Lord, with his wife and friends. He is not a dangerous man, he is an innocent man. He has studied religion and law while incarcerated.
So today I am asking you to review his case. And if you find that in your mind there is any doubt at all that this man did not commit this murder, please do the right thing. Please do whatever is necessary to stop the execution of Greg Wright. Please don't allow Texas to do what Massachusetts did years ago, and execute an innocent man. Because once a person is executed, there is no way to undo the wrong.
Thank you for your time and consideration
Doreen (Dee) Hawk
phone: (512) 463 2000 fax: (512) 463 1849
other Texas contacts:
Pardons and Paroles phone: (512) 406 5852 fax: (512) 467 0945