Pardon Ryan Holle.
  • Petitioned Governor Rick Scott, State of Florida

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Governor Rick Scott, State of Florida

Pardon Ryan Holle.

    1. John Hart
    2. Petition by

      John Hart

      Inverness, FL

Ryan Joseph Holle (born on November 17, 1982) was convicted in 2004 of first-degree murder for lending his Chevrolet Metro to a friend, William Allen Jr.,who used the car to drive others to a house in order to commit a burglary, during which a murder was committed. A former resident of Pensacola, Florida, United States, he is now serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole at the Graceville Correctional Facility 20 miles southwest of Tallahassee.
Ryan was at home sleeping when the crimes were committed.
As the prosecutor David Rimmer explained: "No car, no murder." The victim's father, Terry Snyder, concurred: "It never would have happened unless Ryan Holle had lent the car. It was as good as if he was there".
Allen said in a pretrial deposition that all Holle did "was go say, 'Use the car.'
Holle had no criminal record.He had lent his car to Allen countless times before.

Governor Scott, please pardon this man immediately. He was not even in the wrong place at the wrong time, he was just home sleeping. Ryan Holle was 22 years old at the time of his conviction, and has served 8 years of a life sentence without possibility of parole for lending his car. Governor Scott, Ryan could have been my son or yours. Please address this injustice.

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    • Nancy Leys MILWAUKEE, WI
      • 9 months ago

      This is obviously such a terrible injustice, I can't believe this young man has spent 8 years in prison. Yes, this could have been your son, Governor, or my son. Please release this innocent man.

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    • Chris Sherwood MILFORD HAVEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      This appears to be a despicable miscarriage of justice.

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    • Alexa Lee SINGAPORE, HONG KONG
      • 10 months ago

      It is preposterous, don't blame Ryan for lending his car, blame the friend for committing the crime.

      If his friends want to burglarize and commit a felony, they're GOING to burglarize and commit a felony. There's nothing a car or no-car in this case would've been able to stop them. They were already well on their way to violate the law and perform a more heinous act, do you think Ryan saying "no" would have made much of a difference? They would have found other ways... stolen their parent's car, took Ryan's keys while his was asleep, or took one off the streets etc.

      Free Ryan. His sentence is excessively harsh and severe, he never wanted anyone's death, nor did he orchestrate any part of the heist.

      If he should even be held culpable for the crime at all, then let him go for time already served.

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    • Alexa Lee SINGAPORE, HONG KONG
      • 10 months ago

      It is preposterous, don't blame Ryan for lending his car, blame the friend for committing the crime.

      If his friends want to burglarize and commit a felony, they're GOING to burglarize and commit a felony. There's nothing a car or no-car in this case would've been able to stop them. They were already well on their way to violate the law and perform a more heinous act, do you think Ryan saying "no" would have made much of a difference? They would have found other ways... stolen their parent's car, took Ryan's keys while his was asleep, or took one off the streets etc.

      Free Ryan. His sentence is excessively harsh and severe, he never wanted anyone's death, nor did he orchestrate any part of the heist.

      If he should even be held culpable for the crime at all, then let him go for time already served.

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    • Jennifer Retherford ORLANDO, FL
      • 10 months ago

      Absolute gross injustice has taken place within the judicial system. This needs to be overturned swiftly.

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