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Further information on EXTRA 53/94 (AMR 51/74/94, 8 September and follow-ups AMR 51/76/94, 20 September, AMR 51/78/94, 28 September and AMR 51/79/94, 5 October) - USA (Texas): death penalty: Warren Bridge

, Index number: AMR 51/090/1994

Warren Bridge is now scheduled to be executed in Texas on 22 November 1994. He was sentenced to death in 1980 for the murder of a white man during a robbery.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 51/90/94
Distr: UA/SC
9 November 1994
Further information on EXTRA 53/94 (AMR 51/74/94, 8 September 1994) - and
follow-ups (AMR 51/76/94, 20 September; AMR 51/78/94, 28 September and AMR
51/79/94, 5 October) - Death Penalty
USA (Texas):Warren Bridge
Warren Bridge, white, is now scheduled to be executed in Texas on 22 November
1994.
He was sentenced to death in 1980 for the murder of a white man during a robbery.
According to information received by Amnesty International, Warren Bridge
received poor legal representation at trial, and his defence team included
two attorneys who had no criminal law experience.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please telephone, send telegrams, faxes, express
letters:
- expressing deep concern that Warren Bridge is scheduled to be executed in
Texas on 22 November 1994;
- urging the Board to recommend that Governor Richards grant Warren Bridge
clemency by commuting his death sentence.
APPEALS TO
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
Executive Clemency Unit
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Pardons and Paroles Division
PO Box 13401
Austin, TX 78711, USA
Telegrams: Texas Board Pardons & Paroles, Austin, USA
Faxes: + 1 512 467 0945
Telephone: +1 512 406 5852
Salutation: Dear Board Members
COPIES TO:
The Honorable Ann Richards
Governor of Texas
Office of the Governor
PO Box 12428, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711, USA
Faxes: +1 512 463 1849
The Letters Editor
Austin-American Statesman
Box 670
Austin, TX 78767, USA
Faxes: +1 512 445 3679
and to diplomatic representatives of the USA accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY.
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