Mr Fernando Caro was born in 1949 in a farm worker family in California. His mother was a Yaqui native and his father Aztec. Fernando was arrested in 1980 but always claimed his innocence. His trial was flawed by many irregularities and serious mistakes were made. Now, Mr Caro is waiting for a new trial in 2008.
To be on death row for 25 years must be one of the worse punishment inflicted to a human being. That is why we organize this petition and to show our support to Fernando Caro.
Fernando is a very caring person and people who know him can testify that he is a very peaceful man.
Please help Fernando Caro by signing and forwarding this petition. In the name of human dignity... thank you.
This petition is for the next jury but it will be given to Fernando's lawyers.
To know more about Mr Caro's case, please click on this link:
Fernando's Art: http://www.humanrights.de/doc_de/archiv/u/usa/caro/feca_e.html
We the undersigned, citizens of the world, friends and supporters of Fernando Eros Caro, would like to ask each member of the jury, to take into consideration and to examine with great care each of the following facts, in this new trial of March 2008:
Mr Fernando Caro, a 57 year-old Yaqui indian, following his arrest in 1980, was sentenced to death in 1982 then transferred to St Quentin’s penitentiary on death row in California where he is still being held to this day.
During this time, his execution date has been rescheduled 3 times.
In the year 2000, the Supreme Court reversed the sentence of death penalty for Mr Fernando Caro. Despite this reversal, Mr Caro remained on death row awaiting a new trial in 2008.
So far, Mr Caro has spent 25 very long painful years on death row.
We wish you to take into account not only the decision expressed by the Supreme Court, but also the Eight Amendment of the American Constitution which clearly condemns “the use of cruel and unusual punishment”.
During those 25 years Mr Fernando Caro has shown to possess remarkable and undeniable human qualities. He has become an accomplish artist, expressing a very deep sensibility in his paintings, writings, poetry and correspondence to people worldwide.
We hope that each of you, member of the jury, will take all those facts into account, and we are begging you not to bring another death sentence for Mr Fernando Eros Caro.