UPDATE: April 7, 2017:
Good news! Paul Storey's April 12th, 2017 Texecution has been stayed pending further order of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which has ordered the trial court to develop the record in Paul's appeal. He will remain on death row pending resolution of the question. Read more here
. Thank you!
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UPDATE at 10:30pm on April 3, 2017: Within hours of the BBC article being published, donors added the final $1500+ to exceed the original goal of $7500. Thank you. Please keep giving. Marilyn never told me about her house going to foreclosure due to her inability to work. I am certain she would feel uncomfortable asking for help with that. She has not asked me to say this, but I will. It would be terrific if supporters would help her keep from being homeless. An additional $8,000 is needed to stop the bank from taking her home. As stated in the article, there are other families in need, and we will make sure that additional funds contributed here are distributed appropriately.
--abe ([email protected])
ORIGINAL STORY STARTS HERE:
Paul Storey is scheduled to be executed in Texas on April 12, 2017 for the murder of Jonas Cherry. He regrets being involved in a crime where a man lost his life, and has come to terms with the fact that he may be executed. His mother, Marilyn Shankle-Grant, was devastated that her child was involved in someone's death, yet she and her family have never lost the love for her son. A small part of their experience was published recently, here
, by The Marshall Project.
Not long ago Marilyn lost her job, and she needs to be able to focus on her family and help her son and herself get through the coming weeks. This effort seeks to help cover the costs of her rental car, eight-hour round trip drive, gas, food and two nights in a hotel room each week for six weeks. (Texas does not allow visits two days in a row, so she plans to visit, stay two nights, visit again and then drive home.) We are also raising funds for funeral expenses....
Marilyn wrote: Creation of life is a blessing not everyone receives. But those who are so blessed understand the responsibility that comes with it. And no one understands that responsibility more than a mother. To provide for our children we go above and beyond doing not what we want but what is necessary. I have shouldered all that I can emotionally and physically to protect my son. I protect my son with my presence. But my love and devotion to my son are not matched by the resources needed to make the trip as often as I am allowed to visit him. With a heavy heart I turn to my fellow human light to ask you to help me help my son face the darkness as his destruction approaches. I ask for your help with two things: financial support and also your prayers for my son, myself, our family, as well as for the family of his victim, Jonas Cherry, and the prison workers charged with taking his life. Thank you.