Free Quincy Cross
Free Quincy Cross
Why this petition matters
In 2008, Quincy Omar Cross was convicted of crimes he did not commit and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. For 14 years, he has been incarcerated based on fallacies, the ineptitude of law enforcement, and inadequacy of his legal representation. Despite these obstacles, Mr. Cross has neither stopped proclaiming his innocence nor given up hope that justice and truth will prevail.
Throughout his life, Quincy has valued his family. As a young man living in South Florida, he learned his grandmother was sick. He returned to Tennessee to care for her and remained by her side, providing comfort and care, until her passing. Similarly, he took it upon himself to assist his other grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, with her daily needs and strived to make her world familiar until her death. We ask for you to show the same compassion to Quincy that he imparted to his grandmother.
Quincy’s father, David Cross, and his stepmother, Mary Cross, have fervently supported Quincy since his wrongful conviction and incarceration. They cultivate and preserve their loving relationship despite the barriers created when a cherished son is imprisoned.
Quincy grew up attending church and cultivating his faith. He turns to his faith, uses it as a strength to help him through these inconceivable circumstances. He seeks to relieve the anguish, despair, and heartbreak these fourteen years have brought upon his loved ones. His faith and the love he receives from his family help him maintain his belief and hope that justice and truth will prevail.
Ultimately, Quincy wants to rejoin his family and society. Although he may have had missteps in his youth, he longs to be a grateful, productive member of society. Prior to caring for his grandmother, as she lay dying of cancer, Quincy was learning brick masonry in South Carolina and underwater welding in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was carving his place in society and wishes to be afforded this opportunity.
We write this letter to Governor Beshear, asking him to please pardon Quincy Cross. Allow him to return to his family. Quincy will undoubtedly use this opportunity, rarely granted to others, to live a life of gratitude and as a contributing member of society.
To learn more about Quincy and his case, visit freequincycross.com