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MVFR Member, Jean Parks, Responds to Ohio's Execution with an Experimental Procedure

Submitted by Marcelle on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 18:42

All executions upset me. The prolonged execution of Dennis McGuire was particularly distressing. My sister was murdered in 1975, and I oppose the death penalty for many reasons including the additional pain and violence that accompanies a capital murder trial, including the appeals and execution. I am a member of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR). Our members are people like me whose loved ones have been murdered or executed and who oppose the death penalty. When I heard about Mr. McGuire’s execution, I immediately thought of Joy Stewart’s family.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MVFR Calls for Death Penalty Moratorium in Ohio

Submitted by Marcelle on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:23

Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) calls for a moratorium on executions in Ohio. Our hearts go out to the family of Joy Stewart, who was senselessly murdered in 1989. This family waited 24 years for the system to complete its broken process. Our hearts also go out to the family members of Dennis McGuire and others who witnessed his execution. The execution of Mr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MVFR Calls for Death Penalty Moratorium in Ohio

Submitted by Marcelle on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:18

Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation (MVFR) calls for a moratorium on executions in Ohio. Our hearts go out to the family of Joy Stewart, who was senselessly murdered in 1989. This family waited 24 years for the system to complete its broken process. Our hearts also go out to the family members of Dennis McGuire and others who witnessed his horrific and senseless death yesterday. Yesterday’s execution of Mr.