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Execution Stayed

On May 16, Tilon Carter is scheduled to be executed for the robbery and murder of 89-year-old James Eldon Tomlin, which occurred in April 2004 in Fort Worth. Carter was sentenced in 2006, and his appeals since then have focused on the deficiency of his trial lawyers and faulty jury instructions.  The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider his appeals last year.

Carter was originally scheduled to be executed on February 7, 2017, but was granted a stay after the trial court missed the deadline to notify the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs of the execution date. If Carter's execution proceeds, it would be the third execution from Tarrant County this year. Tarrant County accounts for 40 executions since 1982.

Want to take action? Write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for Tilon Carter. Complete this one-click letter to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group. In your letter, please include this information: Tilon Lashon Carter; birth date: December 7, 1979; TDCJ#837422

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
The contact information for the Governor of Texas is:

Governor Greg Abbott
Office of the Governor
PO Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711-2428