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Governor Clemency for Ricardo & Josefa Davila

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Governor Rick Scott:

       As Florida VOTER, we support Josefa and Ricardo Davila, they were accused of child abuse in July 2000, and now they have the minimum mandatory requirement  imposed, with good conduct, to be eligible for meriting commutation. Their son, Ricardo Jose Davila Macanche, (the victim), who is now twenty-five years of age, has forgiven his parents and believes that there were many factors in this case that were not taken into account for them to be sentenced to life in prison; such as: •They did not show a psychological pattern because they have three children and only one suffered abuse, which is why, today, all of them including the victim, are asking for the forgiveness of their parents. • No sexual abuse existed,  • There was no mutilation or Death in this case,  • The case was extremely exposed to the media. • They were judged in three months and almost without a proper defense.

       Mrs. Josefa Davila, did not have the opportunity to make her disposition in front of the grand jury during her trial, she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2010 and was operated to remove the tumor the same year.  As of that date, she has received 61 sessions of radiations and continues receiving her chemotherapy treatment of 20mg of Tamoxifem every day until April 2016. The main problem is that she is not receiving all her medical treatments, for example, they stopped providing Biotin, a mouthwash which helps her keep the mouth moist against the dryness caused by the chemotherapy medication, and her gums are being destroyed as a result. In her annual medical check up in February 2014, the results were worse, she may have heart and liver problems, possibly as a result of her chemotherapy treatment, and she probably has osteoporosis as well.

      Mr. and Mrs. Davila have learned from their mistake and suffered the consequences.  At this time, it is their hope to reunite the family in Nicaragua. Both Mr. and Mrs. Davila have been processed by immigration to be deported once they get their freedom. Ricardo Davila (the victim) is moving forward with this request, with the full knowledge that perhaps his mother may have little time left to share with the family.


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