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July 28 2019

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE DEXTER JOHNSON, SENTENCED TO DEATH, SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED ON AUGUST 15 2019.

The execution date – previously scheduled on May 2, 2019, was postponed also thanks to the mobilization of all the friends who sent thousands of petitions. This fact boosts us to continue more and more to send petitions

condannato a morte:
DEXTER JOHNSON
data esecuzione:
August 15 2019
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DEXTER JOHNSON: the case
 
Dexter was sentenced to death in 2007 for the homicide of a young couple, Maria Aparece and Huy Ngo, a crime he committed at 18, during a robbery with other 4 young men in 2006.
 
He suffers from brain damage and schizophrenia caused by some injuries during his childhood and his new lawyer (the previous one was replaced because a Court recognized his total ineffective counsel assistance) filed a flurry of motions to the several Courts, which rejected – one by one - all the rounds of appeals.
 
The execution date – previously scheduled on May 2, 2019, was postponed also thanks to the mobilization of all the friends who sent thousands of petitions.
This fact boosts us to continue more and more to send petitions in order to save the life of Dexter, who execution is scheduled on August 15. 
 
 
Dexter, aged 31  - Texas
Federica of Sant’Egidio, who has been a pen pal with him since 2008, has written: 
"Dexter told me that he was raised and lovingly protected, together with five brothers, by his sweet mother and, since he is in the jail, she has frequently visited him and she has provided everything for him". Dexter never knew his father, but he himself became a father: he has a daughter who is 13-years-old and he is so proud of her.  
Dexter knows that, with the Community of Sant’Egidio, we support him and pray for him and he thanks everyone for this. During the 12 years spent on Death Row he had several moments of despair and sadness, particularly after the execution of his friends. He could overcome his anguish thinking of his family and his friends and he found comfort in the reading of the Bible and the prayer. “The Prayer – Dexter writes - helped me to be strong and not to lose my heart or despair, even in difficult times.” 
Together with Federica let’s send petitions to the Authorities, asking to stop the execution.
 
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