Texas is scheduled to put a man to death this month even though he never killed anyone, in what would apparently be the first execution of its kind in more than a decade.
Jeff Wood was sentenced to death in 1998 for his role in the murder of Kris Keeran, a gas station attendant who was killed during a 1996 robbery.
But Wood did not kill Keeran. Danny Reneau, Wood's former roommate, was convicted of shooting Keeran between the eyes during the robbery Jan. 2, 1996. Reneau was executed in 2002.
Barring a last-minute commutation from the governor, Wood, 35, will be put to death Aug. 21. Kenneth Foster was in a similar situation last year, and his sentence was commuted to life after 17,000 people used their voices and petitioned, called, faxed, and wrote to the Governor and the legislature. We can save Jeff from death too.
Send the governor an E-mail message as well:
You can also sign the petition we have going around for him:
On August 16th, we will have a 'Save Jeff Wood March and Rally' at the Texas Capitol (12 PM) in Austin, Texas. We would love for you to come out and support Jeff in his time of need!
Read the clemency letter by Jeff's lawyers to the Board of Pardons and Paroles:
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Added by niris on August 9, 2008