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BRING AN INNOCENT MAN HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!
When he is freed, Rudolph Holton will become the ***25th*** person exonerated from Florida’s death row.
It has been more than 17 years since Rudolph Holton was arrested for a crime he did not commit. Just last week he marked his 16th year living on Florida’s death row. On Wednesday (December 18, 2002), the Florida Supreme Court upheld a lower court order granting Mr. Holton a new trial, however all of the state’s witnesses have either died, recanted their testimony or been discredited by new witnesses. No physical evidence links Mr. Holton to the murder. The original trial prosecutor, Joe Episcopo, has expressed doubts about this case and has suggested that the charges against Mr. Holton be dropped.
State prosecutors have 15 days to ask for a rehearing, but it is clear that this case is over. There is no reason for Mr. Holton to spend another night on Florida’s death row.
Call Hillsborough County (FL) States Attorney Mark Ober and DEMAND that Rudolph Holton be freed immediately.
“There is no reason to continue holding Rudolph Holton. I ask you to ensure that Mr. Holton is home in time for Christmas.”
Mark Ober’s offices are open from 8:30am to 5pm, EST:
Courthouse Annex: (813) 272-5400
Plant City Branch: (813) 757-3890
Call both locations. Call early and often. Thank you!
When he leaves prison, the State of Florida will give Rudolph Holton $100. Donate NOW to FADP’s Exonerated Prisoner Relief Fund: Click Here for Details!
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