Shuck and Jive

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stop This Execution in Tennessee

Gaile Owens is scheduled to be executed in Tennessee this Fall unless the governor commutes the sentence to life in prison. I have signed an on-line petition to commute her sentence. You might be interested in doing so as well as writing a letter to the governor. Check out her story first.

Friends of Gaile
The Tennessean

Some are against this execution because they are against the death penalty.

Regardless of one's view on the death penalty, this case is exceptional. She was an abused woman. She hired a man to kill her husband. He did. She wanted to plead guilty and receive life in prison and was not allowed to do so.

This execution should not happen.

Perhaps we can stop it.

Here is how