A Conversation from Death Row: Join us Saturday in Euclid!
Greetings Cleveland area friends!
This is a little different. I will be speaking with my long-time friend Tony Apanovitch at his daughter’s church this Saturday (3/17) at 11am. I hope you can be with us for what promises to be heartbreaking, enlightening and motivating.
A Conversation from Death Row.
Saturday, March 17 from 11am to 1pm
Imani Church, 1505 East 260th street off Euclid Ave., in Euclid.
I’ve known Tony since the early 1990’s, when I was the Central Ohio Area Coordinator for Amnesty International. Tony wrote to Amnesty from Ohio’s death row. His letter was forwarded to me, and I ended up visiting and writing him for years. Tony was my first death row pen pal.
Tony is almost Ohio’s next death row exoneree. Almost. His conviction was thrown out and he’s just waiting for the Ohio Supreme Court to rule against the state’s motion to reinstate his conviction. In May it will be two years since he was released to house arrest. They need to either give him a new trial (they can’t because they have no evidence against him), or let him go. And you know how it goes — no one wants to admit they sent the wrong guy to prison and left the real killer free to kill again.
On Saturdays, the conditions of Tony’s House Arrest allow him to be out for just long enough to do events like this. We’re keeping it low key, practicing for the day when Tony is fully exonerated. I hope you will come hear from Tony about his experiences. I’ll be giving some personal reflections and an update on what’s happening in Ohio, with a focus on how there is #TooMuchDoubt in the next scheduled execution.
Also, plan to check out the display of Death Penalty Documentation Project photos, by Death Penalty Action Co-Director Scott Langley. See you Saturday!
P.S. Put some fuel in the gas tank, please! Thank you!