Kosoul Chanthakoummane was sentenced to death for the 2006 murder of Sarah Ann Walter. He has spent nine years on death row.
Mr. Chanthakoummane's execution was stayed on June 7, 2017 in order for the court to review claims of discredited forensic science.
- Contact Gov. Greg Abbott and ask him to halt this execution: contact him via this link, by phone at (512) 463-1782 or by tweet @GovAbbott. If you prefer to send a letter, here is the mailing address: Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711-2428.
- If you live in Texas, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
- Attend a vigil organized by the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, around the scheduled execution.
- Please share this information with your friends, especially those in Texas, and ask them to help halt the execution of Mr. Chanthakoummane by taking one of the actions listed above.
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