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Grant Clemency to David Dark Horse Croft
  • Petitioned Govenor Rick Scott of Florida

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Govenor Rick Scott of Florida

Grant Clemency to David Dark Horse Croft

    1. Yosay Moore
    2. Petition by

      Yosay Moore

      new york, NY

The family, friends and supporters of David Dark Horse Croft ask Governor Rick Scott of Florida to grant clemency to David, who in 1983 was coerced into pleading guilty to first degree murder of Penny Faulkner. At the time, David was 17 years old and had no criminal record, not even a speeding ticket.   

He was working at a fast food restaurant and mowing lawns to help support his mother and two sisters, while preparing to join the military when he turned 18. Unfortunately, he was also struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. 

David is now 47 years old and entering his 30th year in prison. He has been clean of all drug use for more than 12 years, completed several vocational programs and drug treatment programs. He has served as chairman of Narcotics Anonymous programs at several prisons and worked as a peer facilitator for over a year helping other prisoners overcome their addictions to drugs and alcohol as well.

The state of Florida has a law requiring the Department of Corrections to recommend a "commutation of sentence" (clemency) once a person has spent 10 years without a disciplinary report for those incarcerated before 1986, when the law was changed.

Under this law, David's sentence should be commuted from a life sentence to a number of years sentence and granted time served. 

After serving 30 years in prison, David is no longer the scared 17 year old, drug addict he was in 1983. Today he is a changed man, a deeply spiritual man who practices traditional Native American spirituality (he is of Cherokee ancestry). He is married to his supportive soulmate, Grace, of 6 years.  He is eager to be with his wife and use his life experience and personal transformation to mentor the youth and show them the destructive path of using drugs and hanging with the wrong crowd. 

David would be much more of an asset to society as a FREE MAN if given the chance. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. 

Supporters of David Dark Horse Croft!!!!!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Angelina Perdomo CLAYTON, NC
      • 9 months ago

      After learning about this case, I believe that he deserves another chance.

      • 10 months ago

      Everyone deserves a second chance. He was 17 for Pete sake. Set him free

    • Billie Miller ELKTON, VA
      • 10 months ago

      We all deserve a second chance.

    • Georgia Benson ROSWELL, NM
      • 10 months ago

      It has been proved that individuals that have served a long time are far less likely to return. This man has spend 30 years in prison, no it does not bring back the victim but at some point justice has been served and now it is something else. Allow this man a chance to show that his life has value and meaning beyond a number and cost to the state of Florida.

    • Sam Seton AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      Just saw a documentary about Dave & Grace. Dave just seems like a loving caring person & Grace has so much strength through all the adversity. They deserve to be happy together xx


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