Thursday, June 22, 2017

Terry McAuliffe, Commute William Morvas Sentence Now!

To participate in this action send your own letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia here.

Dear Governor McAuliffe, 

I am writing to respectfully request that you halt the execution of William Morva and commute his sentence.

Williams Morva has been diagnosed with a mental disability, and his delusional disorder may have contributed to his crimes. However, the jury never heard this vital evidence. 

You can use your executive clemency to correct this error. 

International law prohibits the execution of people with mental disability, whether or not that mental disability is a relevant factor at the time the crime was committed or whether it developed while the person is in detention, before or after conviction. If the United States is to follow international law, William Morva cannot be executed. 

Executions are never justice, and the death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. 

Please consider the facts of this case, and take into account William Morva’s mental disability and the impact it had on his crimes when you evaluate his application for clemency. Commute his sentence to life.

Thank you,
William K. Rosen
Lombard, Il