The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals hasstayed the execution of Robert Pruett“pursuant to the appeal pending in the DNA case.” Pruett was scheduled to be executed on Aug. 23 despite significant doubts about the reliability of his conviction. Meanwhile, Jeff Wood, who has not ever killed another person, is still scheduled to die Aug. 24 for a murder that happened when he was not even in the building.
His mental health and the witness of a now-discredited psychiatrist seem to be the primary reasons for his death sentence. You can find out more by reading ato Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and arecent news story.
Please consider joining the bishops, through the Texas Catholic Conference, in requesting a stay of execution for Jeff Wood. You may write to both the Texas governor and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles at the addresses below:
The Honorable Greg Abbott
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78758