P R E S S R E L E A S E
21 February 2003
FADP CONTACT: Abe Bonowitz: 800-973-6548
INNOCENCE PROJECT CONTACT: David Menschel: 212-790-0479
THERE IS REASON FOR DOUBT IN THE CASE AGAINST AMOS KING
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP) has established a web page highlighting the major questions still unresolved in the case of Amos King, who is scheduled to be exterminated by the people of the state of Florida on February 26, 2003, at 6pm, in revenge for his alleged murder of Natalie Brady.
"The nutshell here is that there is no conclusive evidence to point to Amos King." said Abe Bonowitz, director of FADP. "I don't believe that Governor Bush wants to leave himself open to the accusation that he killed a prisoner where there was doubt about the man's guilt."
The new section of FADP's web page features an outline format raising major questions at http://www.fadp.org/amoskinginnocent.html , as well as a longer text summary prepared by David Menschel of the Innocence Project at http://www.fadp.org/amoskingsummary.html .
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty calls on Governor Bush to commute Amos King's death sentence to life without the possibility of parole, and to enact an immediate "Time-Out" on executions in Florida.
Abraham J. Bonowitz
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP)
PMB 297, 177 U.S. Highway #1, Tequesta, FL 33469
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
works for restorative
justice in the form of effective alternatives to the death penalty. It
does so by
# supporting and coordinating the work of organizations and individuals
# educating and energizing the general public and state legislators
# supporting the many persons affected by capital crime and punishment
# advocating specific legislative improvements