In 3 days Texas plans to execute Patrick Murphy, despite knowing he was not involved in murdering anyone nor was he present during the murder. Patrick Murphy’s crime was being part of the Texas 7 escape. While Patrick reluctantly waited for his fellow escapees to return from a robbery, a tragic murder occurred. That does not, however, make Patrick Murphy guilty of a murder that other people committed. That is not justice. Whether one believes in executions or not, it should be obvious that the Law of Parties has no place in deciding who should die. Being a “party to” this crime is a weak excuse for killing this man. Please call the governor and ask him to commute Patrick Murphy’s sentence and tell him that the Law of Parties is unjust in this case and other cases as well. Do not execute Patrick Murphy for a murder he was not even present for!
Call or tweet the governor about the upcoming execution of Patrick Murphy, Jr. (#999461) on March 28th.
Mr. Murphy was sentenced to death based on the Law of Parties, as he was involved in the Texas 7 escape, which ended after the death of a police officer. Patrick Murphy was not present at the time of the murder and was not accused of shooting the officer, only of being a member of the group who participated in the escape, robbery, and murder.