Stop the Execution of Richard Moore in South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster

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THIS EXECUTION HAS BEEN REPRIEVED DUE TO LACK OF DRUGS. (Updated Nov 28, 2020). Please continue to sign this petition for use when the state tries again to move forward.

To: Governor Henry McMaster

Richard Moore is scheduled for execution in South Carolina on December 4th for the 1999 murder of James Mahoney while robbing a convenience store.

Moore's attorneys are seeking to stay the execution, citing the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic to those involved in the execution and its witnesses. They also say the corrections department is withholding information about its execution methods, preventing Moore from making an informed decision between dying by lethal injection or by electrocution, the two options provided by state law.

Please sign the petition asking Henry McMaster to do everything within his power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case.

Petitions will be delivered on your behalf at 12:00 pm noon Eastern Time on December 3rd.

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To: Governor Henry McMaster
From: [Your Name]

We are writing to ask that you to stop the December 4th execution of Richard Moore for the 1999 murder of James Mahoney.

Moore's attorneys are seeking to stay the execution, citing the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic to those involved in the execution and its witnesses. They also say the corrections department is withholding information about its execution methods, preventing Moore from making an informed decision between dying by lethal injection or by electrocution, the two options provided by state law.

We are also concerned that while the vast majority of states with capital punishment continue on a downward trend of executions, South Carolina is going against the trend by attempting to carry out an execution, despite the fact your state has not done so in nearly 10 years.

We, the undersigned, ask that you do everything within your power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case. It is both too inhumane to the prisoner, and too dangerous to all those involved, to allow this to happen under your watch.

Thank you for your time and attention to this serious matter.