Desperately seeking MERCY & help! GONE 20 years. imprisoned since 17, no end in sight.

Desperately seeking MERCY & help! GONE 20 years. imprisoned since 17, no end in sight.

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kimberly bailey started this petition to Oklahoma Governor and

Begging for MERCY and justice. We need Dewayne Shirley home after being imprisoned over 20 years for a robbery gone horribly wrong... 

Back in 2000, 3 teenage boys were involved in a robbery gone wrong in Oklahoma City. Dewayne Shirley was one of the 3 boys. He is now 37 years old, and has sat in prison 20 years, for a robbery that he did not know was going to take place. During the armed robbery, 2 boys went into the store, one went to the restroom, and one went to the register with a gun. Dewayne got caught in the middle as he walked in on the scene, right before his friend was shot. The cashier pulled out a gun,(he had multiple guns) and shot at all the teens, killing one with multiple shots to his back. The other 2 ran away, Dewayne was among the 2 that got away alive. 

He was later railroaded in court with several different charges such as, conspiracy, murder 1, armed robbery, possession of a firearm (he did not possess a firearm) and more. He has already served 20 hard years, and is expected to serve life with parole, for a robbery gone wrong, where he lost his friend.

With murder 1 being one of his charges, it carries a life sentence, unfortunately he also barely fell under the 85% law, keeping him cornered. Later on, possession of a firearm got dropped, but the murder charge, and life sentence keeps him trapped in prison since he was a 17 year old child,for a murder he never had control of, or caused to happen. I believe justice has been served, and so does the victims family. Dewayne deserves a shot at a real life. He has changed and learned a lot since childhood. He deserves to be a father to his son, who’s whole life he’s missed. I believe he deserves at least 25 flat, and a shot at happiness, and freedom. please help bring this man home. his family misses him dearly.

i feel like it was cruel and unusual punishment to take away his whole life for this type of crime as a juvenile.  We need ANY and ALL help we can get, clemency, time cut, 25 flat, dismissal, or MERCY.

In court, they described and presented him as an animal, and a nuisance. No life was supposed to be taken during this crime. He is not a murderer. He is more than some troubled little black boy who grew up in foster care. He did not have major prior charges.

His rights, and voice have been stripped from him. please help us be heard. we need Dewayne home. We have paid lawyers thousands of dollars, and been forgotten long enough. we need HELP and to be noticed. people learn from their mistakes. 20 years is long enough. we are hoping enough signatures will get some attention and bring him home, or at least get him 25 years flat. PLEASE HELP AND SHARE. 

HE is not a murderer, and in fact, watched his friend get murdered... he definitely shouldn’t of been involved in a robbery, but charged as a murderer is HARSH and cruel. 20 years and didn’t have a weapon, and got the same sentence as the adult in the case. He has taken classes, and programs and deserves to show the world he rehabilitated and is ready to function in society with his wife, kids, and family. A special thanks to all who read this and find the compassion in your heart to sign, share, or help in any way. ❤️ FREE DEWAYNE SHIRLEY

 

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