Call on Governor Kasich to Grant Clemency for Arthur Tyler
Arthur Tyler has an
execution date set for May 28, 2014, despite grave doubt and serious flaws
associated with his case.
Mr. Tyler was
sentenced to death based for a 1983 murder on the testimony of one man, his
co-defendant, Leroy Head, who has repeatedly admitted to committing the crime.
His initial trial was so ineffective and laced with racial slurs, he was
granted a second trial. Executive clemency is the last chance to correct the
serious errors in this case.
Yesterday, April 24, attorneys for Arthur Tyler went before
the Parole Board to argue that Arthur Tyler should not only be given clemency--
but should be released.
Today people across Ohio will call on Governor Kasich to grant clemency.
The UCC has long opposed capital punishment. Now the state
of Ohio is ready to execute a man who was wrongfully convicted.
Please call Gov. Kasich on Friday, April 25, and urge him to grant clemency to
Please call the Governor’s office and leave a message. Tell
- There is too much doubt about
who is responsible for this tragic crime to proceed with this execution.
- Arthur Tyler faces the death penalty and his
co-defendant, Leroy Head, is a free man-- that is seriously unfair.
- I respectfully ask you to grant executive
clemency to Arthur Tyler.
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