Friday, 6 January 2012
Save Matt Puckett - Stop an Innocent Man From Being Executed
Larry Matthew Puckett was convicted of Capital Murder in August of 1996 and his been on Death Row at Parchman, MS since then. Matt and his family and friends have maintained his innocence from the beginning and have worked all this time to prove that he did not commit this horrible crime.
Matt was only 18 years old and until he was charged with this crime, he had never been in any kind of legal trouble. He was the first Eagle Scout ever at his high school and was honored for that distinction at an awards ceremony just days before he graduated from high school. He was a good loyal son and friend to all who knew him. When Matt was in his senior year of high school, his Dad suffered a heart attack and was unable to work for a time. Matt stepped up and not only went to school but worked and contributed his entire paycheck to help out until his Dad was able to return to work. Matt was scheduled to leave for the Navy the week after this crime was committed. He had everything going for him and no reason or motive to commit a murder.
Matt's attorney's have been working on his case diligently, but
unfortunately, we have reached a brick wall in every direction and time is running out for us to prove that Matt is innocent. Please sign this petition to help us save Matt's life by asking the Governor of the State of Mississippi to commute Matt's sentence from Death to Life without the possibility of parole. We would much rather see Matt freed entirely, but right now our only chance is for the Governor to grant this request. We need more time!! Matt's last appeal is currently in front of the US Supreme Court but the justices are expected to rule by January 16, 2012. If we are turned down, the Mississippi Attorney General will set an execution date for 30 days out. That give us no longer than February 17.
If you believe in Matt because you know him or because you know someone who knows and believes in him, please help us by signing this petition and encouraging others to sign.
You can also sign because you believe that the Death Penalty is wrong and that it should be abolished in the State of Mississippi and in the United States of America.
http://www.change.org/petitions/save-matt-puckett-stop-an-innocent-man-from-being-executed?share_id=NMqTHJlffQ via @change