STOP THE EXECUTION OF RUBEN GUTIERREZ
UPDATE: On October 22, 2019, Ruben Gutierrez was granted a stay of execution. This is the third stay Mr. Gutierrez has been granted. Catholic Mobilizing Network invites you to continue to send letter to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of Ruben Gutierrez.
The state of Texas plans to execute Ruben Gutierrez on October 30, 2019 for the 1998 murder of 85-year old Escolastica Harrison.
Mr. Gutierrez had an execution date scheduled for September 2018 but was granted a stay in August 2018 when his then-attorney Margaret Schmucker filed a motion asking to be taken off the case due to lack of experience relevant experience for an appeal that would could include a demand for DNA testing.
By the time the court agreed to appoint new attorneys to the case, the execution was less than two months away, so Gutierrez was granted a stay because his new attorneys argued that they needed more time to learn about Gutierrez and to examine the massive case record.
Ruben Gutierrez has asked for DNA testing for years, but for reasons not fully explained, it has not been granted. Ruben Gutierrez has always maintained that he did not kill Ms. Harrison.
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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