Will Missouri Execute an Innocent Man Tonight?

Death Penalty Action
2 min readMay 19, 2020

Don't stand by as Missouri kills a man who may be innocent later today! Here's what the Innocence Project has to say about Walter Barton.

Even if you have already done so, please also contact Governor Parson to request that he grant clemency for Walter "Arkie" Barton. Phone: 573-751-3222 (Keep calling up to 5pm CDT.) Then...

Join Death Penalty Advisory Board Members Shane Claiborne of Red Letter Christians, John Zokovitch of Pax Christi USA, Bill Pelke & SueZann Bosler of Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing, and many leaders from Missouri, plus music by Brandon Pfeiffer....


This first-ever virtual vigil will be broadcast starting at 5pm CDT this evening via Facebook Live on the MADP Facebook page. You do not need to be on Facebook to watch. Hopefully, SCOTUS will stay this execution, and if so this event will still take place as an informational event, and with a decidedly more upbeat tone.

Would you please share and invite folks to tune in? If at all possible, share the livestream to any pages you manage once it begins just before 5pm CENTRAL TIME from https://www.facebook.com/madpmo/

Share tweets from https://twitter.com/madpmo and https://twitter.com/deathpenaltyact

Share Facebook posts from: https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/ and https://www.facebook.com/madpmo/

Here is a tweet, or just search #WalterBarton on Twitter and share share share:

Despite #TooMuchDoubt, #WalterBarton may be executed in Missouri today for his *alleged* 1991 murder of Gladys Kuehler. Join @MADPMO for the first-ever virtual execution protest/prayer vigil starting at 5pm CDT at https://www.facebook.com/madpmo/ #SaveArkie #StopExecutions

Thank you,

--Abe & Scott

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