Governor Scott’s office has challenged us. Death Row exonerees Seth Penalver and Herman Lindsey have asked to speak to the Governor, tell him their stories and implore him to veto the dangerous Timely Justice Act. They want him to warn him that this law will result in the execution of innocent people on Death Row. We have been doing press conferences together and CNN reports this challenge from the Governor:
Scott’s office wouldn’t say if he would be willing to meet with Penalver but it issued this statement, “We want to hear from Floridians about the merits of this legislation, which our General Counsel’s office is currently reviewing.”
The bill is now expected to reach Gov. Scott for signing on June 1.
Elmer Carroll is scheduled for execution on Wed. May 29. William Van Poyck on Wed. June 12, and Marshall Gore on Monday, June 24. At…
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