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    Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-26-08 08:53 PM
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    HELP! This man will soon die.

    As some of you may or may not know, I write to people on Death Row. Recently, I've been writing to Reginald Perkins, who is on Texas Death Row, and scheduled to die on January 22, 2009. Reginald is retarded, and was convicted on purely circumstantial (and not even good circumstantial)evidence. In fact, he is being convicted on the testimony of the person who probably committed the crime, himself. This is a travesty of justice.

    Please, please sign the petition at the link below, asking the governor of Texas to spare Reginald Perkin's life:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/rwp2904/petition.html
    Prior Prison Record
    Ohio Department of Corrections on a life sentence for one count of rape; released on parole in 1986; returned from parole in 1994, released on parole on 02/08/2000.
    Summary of incident
    on 12/04/2000 in Fort Worth, Perkins strangled his 64 year old black female step-mother, resulting in her death. Her body was found in the trunk of her vehicle in a parking garage.
    Guess it's her latest pen pal
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    What's funny is the majority of the signatures are from Eurowimps.
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    Has she ever found a murderer she didn't like?
    Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
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    What a classy lady she is.

    She sort of skims over this stuff:

    Evidence at his trial showed he pawned his stepmother's wedding ring and wrote fraudulent checks from the account of the family trucking business in Fort Worth. When Gertie Perkins showed up missing, police summoned to her home found a carpet removed, a phone cord disconnected and sheets missing from a bed.

    He became a suspect after detectives learned of his previous convictions in Ohio for rape and attempted rape and that he had been a suspect in two killings in Cleveland in the 1980s. When arrested, he directed his father and police to the body.

    Perkins also acknowledged the slaying to a fellow inmate while awaiting trial and said his motive was robbery.

    At the punishment phase of his trial, jurors heard testimony that he pleaded guilty to rape and attempted rape of two 12-year-old girls in 1982 and that he had been implicated in the strangulation of two women. One of them was the mother of the girl he raped. The other was the sister of his ex-wife.
    What a Cunning Stunt Melelookatme is.

    I hope they screw up and have to kill him twice.
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    Naturyl (1000+ posts) Tue Aug-26-08 10:21 PM
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    16. No can do.
    Edited on Tue Aug-26-08 10:22 PM by Naturyl
    "At the punishment phase of his trial, jurors heard testimony that he pleaded guilty to rape and attempted rape of two 12-year-old girls in 1982 and that he had been implicated in the strangulation of two women. One of them was the mother of the girl he raped. The other was the sister of his ex-wife."

    And "don't believe everything you read" cuts both ways.
    Somebody above said something about him and she replied with "don't believe everything you read".
    Zing :)
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    She is something else!

    Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) J Tue Aug-26-08 09:23 PM
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    7. You can't believe everything you read, dear.

    Reginald was working with his relatives, and helping them out and they were paying him a little bit here and there. He was NOT a plumber, but he helped a plumber and they TOLD him he was a plumber, so he told the TDCJ he was a plumber. Same thing with the truck driving.

    This poor man is just pitiful. I've written to a lot of death row prisoners, and I've yet to see one that protests his innocence to me. They just don't do it. They don't talk about their cases. They try to get them overturned via a technicality, because they know that the evidence is against them.

    This has not been the case with Reginald. From the beginning, he has railed against the injustice, and proclaimed his innocence. The evidence against him is about as substantial as a mist. He was convicted on the testimony of the man who actually committed the crime. However, he is a poor, ignorant, stupid black man; not even smart enough to contribute to his own defense.

    It is shameful what the State of Texas is going to do to this man.
    There are several DUers that are doubtful.
    This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
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