Update: Pat Hannon’s jury never heard any evidence of mitigation and his codefendant received a life sentence for the same crime.
The Florida Supreme Court has refused to grant a stay of execution for Patrick Hannon. Justice Barbara Pariente dissented on the (Nov. 1, 2017) denial of a stay: “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.“
Governor Scott ordered the execution of Patrick Hannon for Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm ET. Hannon was sentenced to death in 1991 for participating in 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.
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.
Your voice needs to be heard. When contacting the Governor’s office you can use the sample script below:
“I’m calling to urge Governor Scott to halt the execution of Patrick Hannon. His jury never heard any evidence of mitigation and his codefendant received a life sentence for the same crime.”
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