On 4th October, 2019, Randy was granted a Stay of Execution (see statement below) with his case also being remanded to the convicting court for review. We will continue to post regular updates in this section, as things progress.
When the news of the Stay broke, Randy's attorneys made a Press Release; you can read this in the link below, together with the documents mentioned therein:
Some background on Randy's case from earlier this year...On 8th July, 2019, we had news that an execution date of 10th October had been scheduled for Randy. This news came with the knowledge that there were pending and unresolved issues in the Courts that Randy's lawyers worked tirelessly to bring to fruition, and the Stay being granted is the first step towards doing just that!
Details of the misconduct of Judge Vickers Cunningham was uncovered by Randy's attorneys, who then filed a Petition for Habeus Corpus, on 17th May, 2019. You can read that filing here:
The Anti Defamation League subsequently filed a brief in Randy's case which provides a history of anti-Semitism, and explains why terminology such as "the f*****' Jew" and "g*******d k**e" are so offensive and cannot be tolerated in any society. You can read the ADL Brief here:
Randy's attorneys and his friends have worked tirelessly and fought hard to raise awareness that Randy did not have a fair and unbiased trial, and that the judge made certain that vital and crucial evidence in Randy's case was not allowed to be shown to or heard by the jury. The anti-Semitic, racist, and bigotted remarks made by Judge Vickers Cunningham are by now well known, and the fight goes on for Randy to have a new trial.
We would like to thankAbraham J. Bonowitz from Death Penalty Action for activating a Petition calling for a retrial for Randy, and for getting things moving very quickly.
We would also like to thank the Sant'Egidio Community, and Randy's friends, Alessia and Arturo, for working together in making an urgent appeal for Randy's life.
To keep up with our fight for Randy you can also find us on Twitter under @Of_RandyHalprin and@SAVERANDYHALPR1.
We will post any further developments as they arise. In the meantime, Randy and all of his friends would like to thank everyone for their kindness, prayers, and support...We are overwhelmed, and it means a lot to all of us.
The Friends of Randy E. Halprin
STATEMENT FROM THE FRIENDS OF RANDY HALPRIN, 5TH OCTOBER 2019
On Friday 4th October we received the good news from Randy's attorneys that the CCA had granted a Stay of Execution. The friends and loved ones of Randy Halprin wish to sincerely thank everyone who raised their voices, and supported our fight against a death sentence handed down without the benefit of a fair and unbiased trial. We hope that Randy's case will bring light to other cases where anti-Semitism, bigotry, and racism have been the deciding factors in determining someone's fate.
We still have some way to go in our overall fight for real justice in Randy's case...For now, we are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support, the help of those who fight for death row inmates, and the kindness of strangers who have stood up, seen the real facts, and understood how important it is for all of us to have faith and confidence in the justice system.
Of course none of this would have been possible if it weren't for the hard work, dedication, and diligence of Randy's attorneys - they are true warriors for justice!
Our heartfelt thanks go to each and every one of you!