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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Execution: Robert Neville, Jr. (2/8/06)

Robert Neville, Jr. of Tarrant County is scheduled for execution this Wednesday, February 8th, at 6pm. Neville was convicted of kidnapping and murdering Amy Robinson in 1998. Neville admits to the murder, but says that he and his accomplice Michael Hall did not kidnap Robinson. Without the kidnapping charge, Neville would not have been convicted of capital murder. He presented this information to the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; however, this court refused to hear this information since he did not bring it before state courts. Moreover, Neville may have been suffering from a psychiatric disorder at the time of the murder, and his trial attorney seems to have made little effort to present this information.

The Campaign the End the Death Penalty is opposed to capital punishment in all cases. Please join us in protesting Neville's execution. We will be meeting behind the governor's mansion on Lavaca, in between 10th and 11th, from 5:30-6:30.

(Source: National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, www.ncadp.org)