Update: Pat Hannon’s jury never heard any of the “voluminous” evidence of mitigation and his codefendant received a life sentence for the same crime.
Governor Scott ordered the execution of Patrick Hannon for Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm ET. Hannon was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of Brandon Snider and Robert Carter. He has been on Death Row 26 years. Please Take Action!!!
Contact Gov. Rick Scott and urge him to halt the execution of Patrick Hannon and convene the Board of Executive Clemency to commute Hannon’s sentence to Life in Prison With No Parole.
Governor Rick Scott
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-488-7146 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente dissenting to the (Nov. 1, 2017) denial of Pat Hannon’s appeal for a Stay of Execution: “In recommending between life and death in Hannon’s case, the jury was denied access to ‘voluminous evidence of mitigation.’ Also Hannon’s codefendant, who had personal motivation to commit the crime and first attacked the targeted victim, received a life sentence of which this Court was unaware when it affirmed Hannon’s sentences on direct appeal. For all these reasons, I dissent from denying Hannon relief from his pending death warrant.”
When you call or write, please be sure to give your name and where you live. If you are not a Floridian, provide a connection (i.e., visit Florida, have friends/family there, want to move there someday, etc). The staffer answering phones will be very nice and courteous. They won’t question or challenge you. They simply record the issues that people are calling for and make a tally to give to the Governor.
That’s why it is so important for your view to be known. You can simply say: “Please urge Governor Scott to halt the execution of Patrick Hannon. You can add, “His jury never heard evidence of mitigation and his codefendant received a life sentence for the same crime.”
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Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
FADP is a non-profit and non-partisan Florida organization of individuals and groups united to abolish the Death Penalty in Florida.