Equal Justice USA

07/12/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 13:32

Stop the Execution of Ray Tibbetts

Raymond Tibbetts is scheduled to be executed in Ohio later this fall. He was originally scheduled for execution in February, but Ohio Governor John Kasich gave him a reprieve when a juror from Tibbetts' original trial came forward after learning about Tibbetts' traumatic background. Tibbetts' severe child abuse and neglect was not presented in full at the time of the trial, and the juror said he never would have voted for a death sentence had he known.

Join us in asking Governor Kasich to commute Tibbetts' death sentence and fix a serious failure of the legal system in his case. Call Governor Kasich's office at 614-466-3555 and ask him to grant clemency to Ray Tibbetts.

Ohio law states that in order for a death sentence to be imposed the jury must be completely unanimous. Clearly, if the jury had all the information at the time, there would have been at least one dissenting voice and Tibbetts would have been ineligible for a death sentence.

Governor Kasich can choose to stop this execution. He needs to hear from people all over the country. Let's make sure he knows what we think he should do - before it's too late. Call 614-466-3555 and ask the Governor to grant clemency in this case.

Once you've called, add your name to Ohioans to Stop Execution's petition on change.org.

To read more about the legal basis for clemency for Ray Tibbetts, check out this op-ed in the Toledo Post.