Target: Clemency Section of the Board of Pardons and Paroles
Goal: Stop the execution of Jeffery Wood, sentenced to death for a murder he likely did not commit.
Jeffrey Wood has been on death row in the state of Texas for 18 years for a murder he did not commit. This is not a claim of innocence, but a fact acknowledged by every legal professional involved with his case. What Jeffery Wood did do was sit in a car outside of a convenience store while an associate robbed it, killing the store clerk in the process. Wood’s associate has since been convicted and executed.
In the state of Texas, accomplices can be held responsible for the full extent of the crime they colluded in. With an IQ consistently around 80, and well documented emotional and intellectual impairments, Jeffery Wood has been found to be delusional and unable to grasp the reality of his situation.
During his trial, the prosecution relied on testimony from a discredited psychiatrist who regularly provided testimony to support death sentences. Despite the fact that Wood expressed suicidal thoughts throughout the proceedings, his lawyers followed his directive and presented no mitigating evidence, put forward no witnesses, and make no arguments. Sign our petition and demand that the commutation of Jeffery Wood’s death sentence.
Dear Board Members,
I am writing to urge you to halt the execution of inmate #999256, Jeffery Wood. While he was an accomplice in a serious crime, he did not himself kill anyone. It was found that he was not in the convenience store when the murder occurred. He has a history of emotional and intellectual impairments, with an IQ consistently measured at 80, and it is unlikely he fully grasped the reality of his situation.
Furthermore, during his trial the jury heard no mitigating evidence, his legal team did not produce witnesses on his behalf, they did not cross examine witnesses, and they did not argue on his behalf. Even then, the prosecution had to rely on seemingly misleading and fraudulent evidence from Dr. James Grigson that Wood posed a future threat to society in order to secure the death penalty. So again, I urge the board to commute the sentence of death.
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