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Petitioning Board of Pardons and Paroles Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and 3 others

Stop the execution of low-IQ Marvin Lee Wilson 08-07-2012


The Supreme Court has held that it is unconstitutional to execute the mentally retarded, and Marvin Lee Wilson appears to fall into that category. But Mr. Wilson, who is on Texas' death row, may be executed anyway. Mr. Wilson's execution should be blocked. Beyond that, his case should cause Congress to stop its reckless campaign to make it even easier than it is now to carry out executions.

Letter to
Board of Pardons and Paroles Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles
Texas State House
Texas State Senate
and 1 other
Texas Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Marvin Lee Wilson.

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Stop the execution of low-IQ Marvin Lee Wilson

The Supreme Court has held that it is unconstitutional to execute the mentally retarded, and Marvin Lee Wilson appears to fall into that category. But Mr. Wilson, who is on Texas' death row, may be executed anyway. Mr. Wilson's execution should be blocked. Beyond that, his case should cause Congress to stop its reckless campaign to make it even easier than it is now to carry out executions.

Dear members of the Board, I have been informed that the governor of Texas has the authority to grant clemency upon the written recommendation of a majority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Ladies and Gentlemen, I ask and urge you to request Governor Perry to grant clemency to Mr. Marvin Lee Wilson. Please show mercy and save the life of an low-IQ man.
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Sincerely,