Free British Woman on Death Row
- by: Jennifer P.
- target: Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
Linda Carty, a woman who holds dual citizenship in the United States and Britain, is currently on death row in Texas. She has exhausted all her appeals, and the only way to save her from execution now is clemency.
Sign this petition to ask the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to recommend that Texas Governor Rick Perry grant clemency to Linda Carty.
Despite her claims of innocence, Carty was convicted of murder in 2002 and sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, no forensic evidence exists that places her at the scene of the crime, and the other three co-defendants in the case were given prison terms, but none received a death sentence. During her trial, her attorney failed to call any witnesses to persuade the jury that Carty did not deserve execution. Indeed, her trial attorney only bothered to meet with Carty for one fifteen-minute interview.
Linda Carty and her supporters contend that she has been unjustly sentenced for a crime she did not commit. Sign this petition to urge clemency for Carty and to ensure the miscarriage of justice ends here.
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We the undersigned ask you to recommend that Governor Rick Perry grant clemency to Linda Carty. Carty has exhausted her appeals, yet questions about whether she received adequate defense during her trial remain. Her attorney, Jerry Guerinot, failed to call any witnesses to persuade the jury that Carty did not deserve execution; indeed, Guerinot only met with Carty for one fifteen-minute interview. Carty contends that she has been unjustly sentenced for a crime she did not commit, and no forensic evidence places her at the scene of the crime. In light of these facts, we urge you to recommend clemency for Linda Carty immediately.