Thursday, May 14, 2020

USA - MISSOURI - Stay Execution on May 19 - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, May 14, 2020.

Walter Barton’s execution is scheduled for 19 May 2020. He is on death row in Missouri, USA since 2006 in connection with the 1991 murder of a woman, for which he maintains his innocence.

He faced five trials over 15 years before being convicted and sentenced to death. Expert opinion and evidence, never heard by a trial jury, counter key elements of the prosecution’s theory which led to Barton’s conviction. The 19 May execution would be the first in the USA since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Governor Parson can grant Barton’s request for clemency, halting the execution.