STOP THE EXECUTION OF MARK SOLIZ
The state of Texas plans to execute Mark Soliz on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 for the 2010 murder of Nancy Weatherly. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2012.
Mr. Soliz's co-defendant, Jose Ramos, pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. On August 21, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied Mark Soliz’s motion for a stay of execution. His petition alleged that because he suffers from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Mr. Soliz should be categorically exempted from the death penalty on the grounds that FASD is the “functional equivalent” of conditions already recognized as disqualifying exemptions to the death penalty, such as intellectual disability.
We invite you to voice your opposition to this execution and demand that the state of Texas respect the dignity of human life by sending this prepared letter.
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