Urge Governor Warner to Order Tests on Coleman DNA

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED: Request that Virginia Governor Mark Warner order DNA tests be carried out on samples belonging to Roger Coleman to show categorically whether he was guilty or innocent of the 1981 killing of his sister in law, Wanda McCoy. Roger Coleman was executed for this crime in 1992. If the tests show Coleman to be innocent the search for Wanda McCoy\'s real killers can begin-this will also be compelling and unique evidence that the death penalty in the US has executed an innocent human being. If they show him to be guilty, finality will be brought to the family of Wanda McCoy in a case that has contained anything but. The doubt surrounding Coleman


Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP) is a non-profit organization which works on various levels to end the death penalty in the State of Virginia. VADP works hard with individuals on death row and their loved ones, as well as the families of murder victims to promote an end to State killing and the cycle of violence it perpetuates. For more information, or to contact us, please visit our site at: http://www.vadp.org


American Civil Liberties Union http://www.aclu.org/DeathPenalty/DeathPenaltyMain.cfm Amnesty International http://www.amnestyusa.org/abolish/factsinnocence.html Death Penalty Information Center http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.phpdid=412&scid=6 Equal Justice USA http://www.quixote.org/ej/ Innocence Project http://www.innocenceproject.org/ Murder Victim\'s Families for Reconciliation http://www.mvfr.org/index.jsp National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty http://www.ncadp.org Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty http://www.vadp.org/


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    Jared Williams, United States

    7 years ago Country: US
    Comments: And.....the test shows he was guilty. How sad anti-punishment zealots are.
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    bobo cheeseman, United States

    7 years ago Country: US
    Comments: lol
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    Edie Hughes, United States

    8 years ago Country: US
    Comments: I would have thought that during the murder, his dna would have been submitted and tested then. Unfortunately, if he was innocent, he lost his life due to a simple test that just because officials dont want to look like they were wrong, an innocent man is dead.
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