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Grant of Executive Clemency to Mr. Pascual Carpenter

At 18, Pascual Carpenter was arrested for a robbery – something he readily admits foolishly participating in as a Look-Out. Unbelievably, however, he was also charged for homicide that someone else had already confessed responsibility for. Despite never having caused, intended, aided, seen, or foreseen the death of anyone, Pascual was convicted of 2nd degree murder and given the harshest sentence possible under New York law: 25 years to life.
Pascual Carpenter is an exceptionally talented African American writer with many notable accomplishments; some of which include: Two Bachelor of Science degrees, State Certifications for Peer Counseling and Legal Research, a private grant for starting a non-profit youth organization, several published essays, award winning poetry, and three full-feature screenplays, including a 2009 international quarter-finalist and a recently optioned thriller.

After serving more than two decades, Pascual has not been able to get any legal relief from the criminal justice system. This is why we are appealing to you - the public Thank you so much for your time and attention.

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