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Pending Case: Jason McGehee, Arkansas, 04/27/17


Jason McGehee was sentenced to death for his part in the 1996 fatal assault of Johnny Melbourne Jr., although Mr. McGehee did not deliver the fatal blow in the assault.

On April 6, 2017, a U.S. district judge stayed Mr. McGehee’s execution until the Arkansas Parole Board complies with regulations in relation to a clemency request on Mr. McGehee’s behalf.

04-06-2017: Judge blocks Jason McGeheee’s April execution
05-13-2017: Mercy is justice, too: The case for sparing Jason McGehee


  • Contact Gov. Asa Hutchinson and ask him to halt this execution and to grant clemency to Mr. McGehee: contact him via this link, by phone at (501) 682-2345, or through his Twitter account @AsaHutchinson.  If you prefer to send him a letter, here is the mailing address: Governor Asa Hutchinson, State Capitol Room 250, 500 Woodlane Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201.
  • If you live in Arkansas, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Get involved with the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty via this link.
  • Please share this information with your friends, especially those in Ohio, and ask them to help halt the execution of Mr. McGehee 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. McGehee becomes available.

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