STOP THE EXECUTION OF RAY JEFFERSON CROMARTIE
The state of Georgia plans to execute Ray Jefferson Cromartie on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 for the 1994 murder of Richard Slysz.
The execution date was set despite ongoing requests by Mr. Cromartie for the state to examine untested DNA found on the pistol used to kill Mr. Slysz. More than 260 community members signed a petition advocating for post-conviction DNA testing. The victim's daughter also wrote a letter in favor of testing.
“All we are asking is that the state test the evidence for DNA," said community attorney Shawn Nolan, who represents Mr. Cromartie. "It did not test any of it before trial and is fighting against testing it now, over twenty years later. DNA testing will provide a reliable answer to the question of whether Mr. Cromartie was the shooter in Mr. Slysz’s tragic death."
We invite you to raise your voice in opposition to this execution by sending this prepared letter to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles advocating for clemency for Ray Jefferson Cromartie.
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