Free Bates!
  • Petitioned British Parliament

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British Parliament

Free Bates!

    1. Petition by

      Madeline Stanionis

John Bates, valet for Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey, was convicted of murdering his wife with rat poison. He was framed and is innocent. While his death sentence has been commuted, he is now been sentenced to life in prison. We urge British authorities to re-open the case and find the real murderer so that Mr. Bates can be freed and we can move on with his story line.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ramona Johnson PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Even though he escaped the death sentence, there is no way this poor man should be a lifer. Anna needs him at home!

    • Mandy ONeill DENVER, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Bring John home to Anna!


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