Patrick Murphy
Execution Stayed
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm
Texas

Patrick Murphy is scheduled to be executed in Texas on March 28, 2019 and is the second-to-last remaining member of the notorious "Texas 7" group, the name given to the seven men who organized the largest prison breakout in the history of Texas in 2000.

Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Mr. Murphy. Personalize this one-click letter to advocate on his behalf.

Mr. Murphy was sentenced to death for the murder of Officer Aubrey Hawkins - who was gunned down during an attempted robbery the "Texas 7" committed soon after escaping prison - even though Mr. Murphy had left the premise and wasn't even at the store when Officer Hawkins was killed. Mr. Murphy was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in 2003 under Texas’ law of parties, which states that a person is criminally responsible for the actions of another if they are engaged in a conspiracy. 

Currently, there are two bills being considered by the state legislature that would remove the death penalty as a sentencing option for those convicted of capital murder as a party under Section 7.02(b) of the Texas Penal Code. It is reprehensible that Patrick Murphy could be executed for a murder he did not commit, at the exact moment when elected officials are considering whether anyone convicted under Section 7.02(b) of the Texas Penal Code should be eligible for the death penalty. 

In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group.

To learn more about clemency click here.

The contact information for the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is:

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
PO Box 13401
Austin, Texas 78711-3401
512-406-5452
bpp-clemency@tdcj.texas.gov

The contact information for the Governor of Texas is:

Governor Greg Abbott

Office of the Governor

PO Box 12428

Austin, TX 78711-2428

512-463-2000

https://gov.texas.gov/contact/

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