The state of Texas and Cameron County are once again working to commit a state sponsored murder of Ruben Gutierrez on June 16th, 2020. According to court records, there has never been any biological evidence presented which showed that Ruben Gutierrez was present when the victim was killed. For 20 years the state has refused to test the available DNA evidence which could exclude him. Mr. Gutierrez has also argued that his statements, which implicated him in the robbery plot, were coerced by the Cameron County authorities. We ask you not only to take action to demand a stay of execution and a fair look at the evidence of the case, but to tell the Governor that Texas should leave executions in the past and re-invest those large funds, which they use to fight against testing DNA and hearing other evidence, into measures which actually support safety and justice for Texans.
Sign the petition here:
Write the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and call or tweet the governor about this upcoming execution:
Take action to support a stay of execution for Ruben Gutierrez, TDCJ #999308, out of Cameron County.
To write/call about upcoming executions:
**See our guide here: https://texasabolitionists.com/stoppingexecutions/
Contact the Board Members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles by email at:
Contact Governor Greg Abbott, who has the last say over commutations:
(512) 463-1782 – Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline
**You can leave a message here**
(512) 463-2000 – Office of the Governor Main Switchboard
(office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST)
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