Darrell Grayson was executed by the State of Alabama on July 26th 2007.
Thanks to all for your support and attention.
Keep hope alive.
Darrell Grayson was the chairman of Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty. Darrell was executed July 26, 2007 at Holman Prison in Alabama. In this section, you will find Darrell's statement, talking points, Hunter Law School forensic paper, which reaches the conclusion that Alabama likely executed an innocent man,(to be found under Darrell's Statement), and other information which will allow you understand his case and learn one of many examples of problems with the death penalty.
I want to thank all of you for your dedication to the cause of justice and for your unwavering faith in mankind.
If the Governor does not grant me DNA testing before Thursday I will die not knowing whether I am guilty or not, but I will die knowing that there are many people in Alabama and beyond its borders who will continue the struggle for justice for all. I want you to know that there is peace for me in that thought. As some of you may know, from childhood on I wanted to make a difference and leave the world better than I found it. These feelings only became stronger on death row where there is so much misery. Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty became the vehicle to strive for more and achieve it.
When I see you here today, and I do see you, when I read the letters you have sent me and keep up with the efforts of so many who have stepped up to the plate, I know not only that I have achieved my dream of making a difference but that I leave this dream in the hands of caring, dedicated people. Truly that is the greatest gift, besides life, that you could give me. I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart! Until we meet again, keep the faith and as I always say when I close my editorials, keep Hope alive!
Darrell B. Grayson
Chairman of Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty