As we enter the final few weeks left to fight for Randy's life, we respectfully remember Officer Hawkins and his family, and express our sincere regret at the loss his life.
We now ask you to please write to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole to seek clemency for Randy, who did NOT shoot or kill anyone, and this is known fact by all involved in his case. He was convicted under the controversial Law Of Parties that urgently requires reform before more innocent people are killed by the State.
We are not saying that Randy has done nothing wrong – he acknowledges his crimes and knows he should be punished. But to lose his life for the actions of others?...To lose his life because he couldn't anticipate that gunfire would erupt around him the way it did?...To lose his life because he did NOT plan, intend, anticipate, or take part in, ANY murder? This cannot be morally acceptable in anyone's conscience.
Please write to the Board and ask that Randy's life be spared.
The friends of Randy Halprin thank you for your continued support.
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SAMPLE LETTER TO THE BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE
The Distinguished Members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole
Attn: Executive Clemency Section
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd
Dear Members of the Board,
A Request for Clemency: Randy Ethan Halprin #999453
I am writing to appeal to you to grant clemency for Randy Ethan Halprin, who is scheduled for execution on October 10th.
Randy was convicted and sentenced to death under the Law Of Parties for a murder he did not plan, foresee, or intend to happen. He never pulled a gun on the night of the robbery, and did not take part in the killing of the officer.
I am very concerned that Randy may be executed, despite the evidence that supports his innocence, and also in light of the fact he did not receive a fair and unbiased trial. I also believe that he has shown sincere remorse for the loss of life, and played no part in Officer Hawkins' death.
This letter is not intended to reduce the suffering and bereavement of Officer Hawkins' family, and I respectfully remember the victim at this time. However, whether pro or anti-death penalty, it's impossible to ignore that Randy was convicted under the Law Of Parties, and faces execution even though his innocence is provable.
I strongly urge you to do everything in your power to commute the death sentence of Randy Halprin, in the name of true and fair justice.
I am grateful for your time and attention to this very serious and urgent case.