Dear Friends & fellow Abolitionists,
We’d like to ask for your help to save an innocent man’s life. Larry Swearingen is scheduled to be executed on January 27, 2009 by the State of Texas despite the fact that he didn’t kill anyone.
Larry is in URGENT need for IMMEDIATE PUBLIC ATTENTION on his case since the courts ignored the brought up evidence which shows clearly that he was jailed on unrelated charges while the victim in this case got killed and her body dumped i n the woods.
Please take a minute to sign this petition.
You can help by spreading the Petition link on the internet. You can send letters, e-mails, faxes or make phone calls to the local, national and international media, TV and radio stations. Raise your voice and express your displeasure and anger about the injustice taking place in this case. The media has to point a finger at this outrageous crime that the State of Texas plans to commit against a wrongly convicted man before it’s too late.
We oppose the death penalty unconditionally in all cases since it is an affront to human dignity. However, the execution of an innocent man is the ultimative catastrophe in a civilized country and society
since it can happen to any of us.
The cases of Troy Davis in Georgia, Jeff Wood and Kenneth Foster in Texas shown so far what is possible when people stand up, and we’re watching the development of these cases intently from Europe. Today we’re turning to you with our plea to please stand up and raise your voice for Larry Swearingen to stop the insanity of state sanctioned murder.
Erwann Doulin & Wiebke Swearingen
on behalf of the Larry Swearingen Support Group
Please read what Dr. Glenn Larkin M.D. (Forensic Pathologist) has to say:
As the original forensic pathologist who reviewed Larry’s claim of innocence, I concluded from the evidence4 presented to me that Ms Trotter was not dead the about 25 days as concluded by Dr Carter.
Now with three other forensic pathologist confirming mu opinion that Ms Trotter was not dead the "about 25 days" as Dr Carter originally testified to, and her affidavit agreeing with the 4 of us, there is uncontroversial, unrefuted absolute evidence of Larry’s innocence.
Furthermore, the charge of sexual assault, one of the aggravators, had to be dropped through a misdiagnosis by Dr Carter. She was honest enough to revise her opinions in a new affidavit.
It is not usual for a forensic pathologist to crusade for a felon on appeal, but I would be shrinking from my responsibility as a human, a physician and a Christian if I remained silent and allowed Larry to be murdered by the state of Texas, and I will not be silent.
The execution of an innocent person is an obcene, immoral and illegal act , and the CCA’s refusal to consider Larry’s strong appeal on the grounds that it untimely has no legal, no moral and no other justification; indeed case law (Herrera v Collins) orders plenary review — bolstered by several of US Supreme Court decisions.
The explanation that the state offers to account for the blood samples under Ms Trotter’s finger nails is pure fantasy, as any forensic pathologist will conclude.
In order to expose this horrible nightmare, letters—letters in droves— have to be sent to Texas newspapers, TV stations and elsewhere. A duplication of the execution of Todd Cameron Willingham cannot be repeated. The honor of Texas is at stake.
G M Larkin MD