Greetings from death row!
I have lived in total isolation since arriving at Texas death row in April 2003. The solitude becomes unbearable. I am reaching out to people, in order to develop a meaningful friendship, to help lift the shroud of darkness I live under.
Some of the topics that hold my interest are philosophy, politics, sociology, history, and science, religions of the world, mythology, some sports, the outdoors & life in general.
I basically love to learn. Therefore I welcome anyone that desires to write. Personal views on the death penalty do not matter to me. We are all different, so hold various beliefs. What matters is that I am a human being, just as you are. From that point we can build a friendship.
I was sentenced to death at the age of 19. It has been a hard transition to go from facing my whole life ahead of me, to facing death. That is why I am reaching out to you. I live an idle existence derived from being housed in a single man cell. The key means of evading the stress caused by this environment is reading books and writing letters. The days do not provide much to look forward to. Receiving mail is truly the most exciting part of each day. I am open to write anyone. Age, race, gender, & religion do not matter & has no bearing on a potential friendship. What matters to me are sincerity, maturity, and an open mind.
The profile picture of me in the blue hat, it was taken right before I was arrested. I chose it as my profile picture to show you that I am more than just an inmate. I am a prisoner of Texas death row for 2 murders that I did not commit. Corrupt prosecutors, pathetic police work, & appeal lawyers that dropped the ball on me are the reason I am still here.
In 2008 a co-defendant came forward & admitted to the back room deals that were made. In addition to that, advanced ballistic testing cleared me of being the shooter. In a perfect world I would already have a new trial or be free again. However in Texas, the state prosecutors assert that I am barred from judicial relief. The reason not being, that my claims are false. Not so! The prosecutors maintain instead that my appeal should be denied, because previous lawyers did not properly raise the claim in earlier appeals!
For the past 3 years it has been a roller coaster. It’s very difficult, lying in bed wondering if I will die, because of mistakes that lawyers made. It is like living in the twilight zone. That is why I am seeking people that are sincere. I have enough stress that I do not need, nor do I have the time & energy for any games.
I thank you for taking the time to read my words. I look forward to writing you.
When writing, it’s most important that the prisoner number assigned to me be correct & clearly written, this way I am able to receive your letter with no problems.
Please send your letter to me at the address below.