New tack, ladies and gentlemen. Greg Abbot recently took the governor’s office, and it’s time we approached him about SPM’s case. As always, please feel free to copy this letter, write one of your own, or just send one of the downloadable flyers to your right.
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
Congratulations on your recent swearing-in to the office of governor; I hope you are able to accomplish your goals over the next four years. I’m writing to you today about the case of Carlos Coy, #908426. A local celebrity in Houston, he was convicted in 2002 of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and sentenced to 45 years.
Many people, myself included, do not believe that his trial was just; he was convicted on very shaky evidence, contradicted by the complainant several times during the trial. It seems that this young girl’s family was allowed to change their testimony outside the presence of the jury, and the prosecutor, Denise Oncken, was later found to have committed a Brady Violation against a different defendant.
I know that none of these things alone are enough to prompt a new trial for Mr. Coy; although I believe that there were several other problems with the case against them, I have no new evidence that would exonerate him. However, I urge you to take a look at his case. Please, put asde the severity of the charge against him for a moment and consider the methods used to convict him. If you do, I think you’ll agree that he did not receive justice.
Ideally, we would like to see him receive a new trial, but that may not be within your powers as Governor. However, a pardon is. Please, investigate his case and consider it; Coy has a large fan base, in Texas and around the world. We would like very much to see justice done.
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