The information on this webpage was received by the CCADP before Arizona prisoners were banned from the internet on July 18, 2000.  The CCADP is refusing to remove any Arizona prisoner materials from the internet until this law has been challenged and defeated, to ensure ALL Arizona death row prisoners are allowed to have their voices heard... Prisoners contacting the CCADP for removal under threats from the DOC receive a copy of the following: CLICK HERE
              Donald Beaty
                             Arizona Death Row
Donald Beaty's webpage was deleted in its entirety by NBCi in April 2001
The CCADP is currently working to re-establish Donald's webpage ASAP.

His page included case information, a letter from Donald, a news article about Donald saving a life after a girl was hit by a car at a tribute to Elvis Presley at Graceland two days after the singers death in 1977, and more...

Donald Beaty is a death row prisoner in the state of Arizona.  He was the maintenance supervisor in an apartment complex in May of 1984 when a young girl who worked for one of the cities major newspapers went missing.  Beaty found her body and he claims that the police were pressured into making a quick arrest after media called for the resignation of the police chief in frustration for the killer not having been found.

                     Below is Donald Beaty's Pen Pal Request:

Date of Birth : February 7, 1955 -  Hometown : Memphis, Tennessee.
My name is Donald Beaty, I'm 45 years old, 6'1", brown hair and blue eyes.
In May of 1984 I was arrested and charged with the murder of a young lady.
Prior to my arrest the news media had a field day with the murder because the
young lady worked for one of the major newspapers, and because the police
department had failed to make an immediate arrest, the public and news media
were asking the police chief to resign.  My arrest caused a great deal of
concern, because it was clear the police were arresting me to get the media off
their this day, I have maintained my innocence and can only pray the
TRUTH comes out one day. Police destroyed major evidence while doing their
testing, they failed to keep proper records and threatened witnesses not to
testify or to testify falsely.  In the first trial the jury did not convict me because
the evidence did not show I committed the murder.   But here in the United
States the law allows the prosecutor to seek a RE-TRIAL if one juror votes to
convict. ....People are fooling themselves if they think the death penalty deters
crimes, such as murder.  If that was true, our government would give out the
death penalty for all other crimes.  People are not giving all those who
murder the death penalty.   We have become  a society that discriminates
against the poor and because funds are not provided to hire good attorneys
those defendants cannot receive proper representation and expert witnesses
who can do the testing needed.  We live in a world where people call
themselves "Christians" but they fail to follow God's laws and God's words.
People always point to one part of scripture, "EYE FOR EYE, TOOTH FOR
TOOTH" But God said "Don't repay evil for evil.  Wait for the Lord to handle
the matter."  (Proverbs 20:22) and (1 Thessalonians 5:15)  The death penalty only seeks to avenge and God says "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves
but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, "Vengeance is mine", I will
repay, saith the Lord."  (Romans 12:19 and Leviticus 19:18). People believe
because I was convicted of such a crime and sit on death row they know me.
How far from the truth that is.  In 1977, the night after singer ELVIS PRESLEY
died in Memphis, I was in front of Graceland (Elvis Presley's home) when three
young ladies were hit by a drunk driver.  That night I helped save the life of one
of the young ladies because "life" means so much to me.  Why would I take a
life if life means so much to me.  In the past I may have been involved in
receiving stolen property but I AM NOT A MURDERER.  (Visit homepage) for
an article which shows me helping the young lady, ...We all forget life is short
and we are not on the earth forever.  Our world is falling apart because we have
stopped caring for each other, and about the issues in the world.   The death
penalty is wrong because it does not deter crime and it is not applied fairly.
If anyone wishes to write as a penpal or friend, please write me at :
                       Donald E Beaty 54558
                        Arizona State Prison
                        Eyman, SMU-2  Unit
                                PO Box 3400
                            Florence Arizona
                                  85232  USA

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This page was last updated June 15, 2002                 Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
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