Stop the Execution of Zane Floyd in Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak

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Zane Floyd, 45, is expecting to be scheduled for execution in Nevada soon, and July 26, 2021 may be the date. We won't know for sure for a few more weeks. Zane Floyd is on death row for the murders of Thomas Darnell, Carlos "Chuck" Leos, Dennis Troy Sargent and Lucille Tarantino in 1999.

Floyd's execution, if it goes forward, will be Nevada's first in 15 years - the state's previous execution being that of Daryl Mack in 2006.

Floyd's legal team is seeking a halt to the execution to give the courts more time to hold hearings, and are also seeking a September 21 clemency hearing before the state Board of Pardons - which is made up of the governor, seven state Supreme Court justices and the state attorney general.

In scheduling an execution after 15 years without one, Nevada makes itself an outlier in its use of the death penalty. The majority of other states are on a downward trend of executions, and increasingly, states are abolishing the practice altogether, including the southern state of Virginia, which repealed its death penalty law earlier this year.

Please sign the petition asking Governor Steve Sisolak 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 Pacific Time on July 23rd.

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To: Governor Steve Sisolak
From: [Your Name]

We are writing to ask that you to stop the July 26, 2021 execution of Zane Floyd for the murders of Thomas Darnell, Carlos "Chuck" Leos, Dennis Troy Sargent and Lucille Tarantino in 1999.

We are concerned that while the vast majority of states with capital punishment continue on a downward trend of executions, and states like Virginia have abolished the practive altogether, Nevada is resuming executions after a 15 year haitus.

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.

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