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Eddie D. Powell | 06-16-11

Jun
16

Friends,

We are very sad to announce that the State of Alabama took the life of Eddie Powell tonight at Holman Prison. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with Eddie’s family, his attorneys and many friends.

We thank all of you who wrote, emailed, faxed and called Governor Bentley on behalf of Eddie right until the very end. We know that Eddie and his family were touched by the world-wide support and it was important to him that we thank you on his behalf.

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Open Letter to Governor Bentley

Jun
16

On Thursday, June 16, 2011 the State of Alabama will execute a mentally retarded man.  Eddie Duval Powell has been on death row in Alabama since 1998 for the assault and murder of 79 year old Mattie Wesson of Tuscaloosa. The crime was truly horrific in nature.  Mrs. Wesson was robbed, assaulted, and shot multiple times.  Even so, Mr. Powell’s execution raises questions of justice and our understanding of mental retardation.

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Governor Bentley refuses to grant clemency hearing for Eddie Powell

Jun
15
We have learned that Governor Bentley has refused to grant a clemency hearing to Eddie Powell's attorneys. The clemency application was accepted.
It is to state the obvious that there is a vast difference between filing an application and having a hearing on the issues.
So for Eddie Powell, a man with mental retardation who has never had a hearing in court on that issue, the Governor (his last stop on the way to execution) continues the refusal to be heard.
Please call the Governor 334 242 7100 and demand justice for Eddie.
Esther
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Execution Day Vigils | 06-16-11 | It's Not too late to contact Governor Bentley!

Jun
14

If there is no stay, the State of Alabama is preparing to execute Eddie Powell on Thursday, 6.16.11 at 6 p.m. at Holman State Prison. Below are the vigils around the state. Please support them and remember that it is not too late to call or fax the Governor and that it is never too late to protest all killing. PHONE 1-334-242-7100
FAX: 1-334-242-3282 Email: http://governor.alabama.gov/contact/contact_form.aspx

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