Freedom 4 David Braxton

Freedom 4 David Braxton

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David Braxton started this petition to Virginia Governor

David A. Braxton, Jr.#1007384

David was sentenced to Life without Parole plus ten years for a murder he did not commit in 1998. His conviction was obtained by testimony solely, there was no physical evidence in his case. A defendant charged with the same crime was given a plea bargain for 9 years to testify against him. This defendant years later recanted his story and wrote an affidavit admitting to killing the victim.

In 22 years of incarceration, David has taken a negative and turned it into a positive. He took the time to reform his behavior through education, faith in God, family support and love from his Wife. Of his many accomplishments; he has helped inmates get their GED, he has obtained various certificates in vocational classes, he has written a Poetry book he wants to get published, he's attending College for Business Management, etc. But his proudest accomplishment is writing a proposal for a Youth Program called T.R.E.N.D. that he wants to initiate when he's released for troubled youth like he use to be.

At the same time we feel tremendous sympathy for the family that lost their son and for any family that loses a love one. But we also feel sympathy for those wrongly convicted and overly sentenced for crimes they are charged with. As a community we all lose when a family member is killed or imprisoned, that's why both must stop. The only way to do this is by making sure the laws are fair for everyone and give the reformed a chance to redeem themselves by serving the communities they once took from. This is something David is currently doing while in prison and wants to do with his life upon his release. 

Because of all the reasons above, and the reformation that has taken place in David's life. We the people feel this Petition should be granted. The community doesn't feel David is a threat to society and he should be released.

Thank you for your support.

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