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Derrick O'Neal Mason

JUSTICE WAS NOT DONE!

Sep
24

Please read Petition for Execution at www.eji.org (see below)or on our facebook page Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty in Alabama to gain additional insight into the horrific miscarriage of justice that occurred once more with Derrick Mason's execution. It was far from the first and will not be the last time this happened in Alabama. It is our duty not to forget and to allow their deaths to have been in vain.

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Derrick O Mason 09.22.11

Sep
22

Friends,

We are heartbroken to have to announce that the State of Alabama took the life of Derrick O. Mason, Executive Board Member of our organization, our much loved brother and friend tonight at Holman Prison. Our thoughts and prayers are with Derrick’s parents, his brother and sister in law and other family members and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Derrick’s family at Holman. We mourn Derrick deeply.

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Govenor Bentley will not Commute Derrick Mason's Sentence

Sep
21

This afternoon Governor Bentley's press secretary informed the press that the Governor would not intervene and commute Derrick Mason's sentence to life, as requested by the sentencing judge. One of the reasons cited was the fact that the jury had recommended a death sentence.

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Derrick Mason asked for forgiveness of the family of murder victim Angela Cagle years ago

Sep
21

Friends,

Murder is a tragedy, which affects not only the murder victim but also the family left behind. The family feels a deep sense of loss because there is no way that the precious life lost can be restored, not even by the death of the one who took it.

Some convicted of murder, driven by deep remorse, apologize to the bereaved and wronged family, as did Derrick Mason to the family of Angela Cagle. He did this many years ago by letter, not prompted by an imminent execution date, but driven by deep remorse and sadness for the parents' loss of their precious daughter, Angela Cagle. 

Angela Cagle's father was gracious enough to respond to Derrick Mason. He told Derrick to give his life to God. This he has done.

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Judy Collins on Behalf of Derrick Mason

Sep
07

Dear Governor Bentley

I write you with an urgent plea--please delay the September 22nd execution date for Derrick O’Neal Mason.

As you know, DerrickMason’s case has some of the same legal issues which will be argued before the U. S. Supreme Court on October 4th regarding Alabamian Cory Maples’ case. Surely we must not hasten to kill someone when there is the possibility new light will be shed on his case through federal litigation regarding another case.

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Anne Hall on Behalf of Derrick Mason

Sep
07

As Governor, you are an extremely valuable component of the justice system.  You contribute compassion and grace to a system that is often unable to consider both.  You have a tremendous responsibility of deciding whether to modify sentences when they do not serve the public interest or meet evolving standards of decency, or whenever the exercise of merciful intervention seems appropriate and just.  I come to you now pleading for the life of Derrick O’Neal Mason, who is scheduled to be executed on September the 22nd.

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EXECUTION ALERT

Aug
16

Execution Alert

Alabama has set September 22nd 2011 as the execution date for Derrick O’Neal Mason.

Derrick O’Neal Mason           September 22

We were shocked to learn this morning that Derrick, who is a member of the phadp Executive Board, was given an execution date. I will be discussing Derrick's Talking Points with the Board at the meeting tomorrow and will then send them out, asking for your help.

Thank you for always letting your voices be heard!

Esther and the Board

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