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Pending Case: Ivan Teleguz, Virginia, 04/13/16


Ivan Teleguz was sentenced to death in 2006 for the 2001 murder of Stephanie Sipe.

Mr. Teleguz was convicted of murder for hire and faces the death penalty, while Michael Hetrick, who actually committed the murder, was sentenced to life in prison.


  • Contact Gov. Terry McAuliffe and ask him to halt this execution: contact him via this link, by phone at (804) 786-2211 or by tweet @GovernorVA. If you prefer to send a letter, here is the mailing address: Governor Terry McAuliffe, Common Ground for Virginia, P.O. Box 1475, Richmond, VA 23218.
  • If you live in Virginia, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Attend a vigil organized by the Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty around the scheduled execution. Click on this link to see when and where vigils will be held.
  • Please share this information with your friends, especially those in Virginia, and ask them to help halt the execution of Mr. Teleguz by taking one of the actions listed above.

Please check back. We will be updating this page as more information about how you can help stop the execution of Mr. Teleguz becomes available.

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