First of all I would like to Praise God for the many Blessings that he has bestowed on me & my family ! To all the wonderfull & concerned people, regarding justice in America, especially Texas ! My name is Paul Slater, better known by the state of Texas as number 999208 !
I am a African male inmate on Texas death row ! I am 26 years of age & have been incarcerated since 1995 ! I am writing this in hopes that someone, anyone ! will listen as I try to explain, why I have been wrongly convicted of Capital murder & sentenced to die for protecting my own life ! On the date of July 19, 1995 an incident occured, a drug deal, which I was the drug dealer, I was to sell some men some drugs, we ended up having a disagreement, which put me in a position to defend for my life, as a result two men ended up losing their lives ! There was substancial evidence that would have surely proved that I was reacting to a violent situation that otherwise, I felt could have cost me my life ! But because of my attorney being very ineffective, did not investigate the facts, never talked to my witness, whom had interviewed with the State prosecutor attorney and backed up my story, regarding self-defence! The prosecutors never told my attorney that they had in fact, interviewed my witness and his story had corroborated with mine ! The judge denied my attorney the right to present my case in the light of self-defence, therefore, not allowing the jury to weither conmsider a lesser charge or find that it was indeed self-defence !
Because the jury was only allowed to review my case from under the instructions of Capital Murder, I was convicted and sentenced to die !
I'm not writing my story trying to convince anyone that I know nothing about this incident ! It's a sad situation when a human being loses his or her life, but it was never my intentions to take someone's life !
My life was threatened and I reacted in self-defence !
I'm asking for assistance of those who are sincerely concerned about equal justice, in the state of Texas, to please look into my case ! The evidence is out there to prove that this is a case, where a man was defending his life, but as the story goes in Texas ! Because I was poor, I had unqualified legal representation to bring out the facts in this case, well, I'm desperatelywriting this letter from death row and unless some one actually gets involved in my case, Texas is going to murder me for defending my life !
Imagine riding down the street, in your car & someone jumps out in front of you, firing a gun in your direction, you run over this individual to save your own life and because of that, you are now sitting on death row ! Or lets say, you're a sales man & you go to one of your customer's home, you & him have a disagreement, he puts you in a situation where you have to defend yourself & because of that you are sitting on death row !
My name is Paul Slater & I am still defending my life! I hope & pray that I have said, something in my story that will get the attention of those that can very well find themselves in my position !
For any additional information regarding my case, please write to me personally & I will answer all letters as Honestly as possible ! Please let me hear from you Soon !
"God Bless You !"
Paul Slater #999208
12002 F.M. 350 South
PAUL SLATER'S ORIGINAL PEN PAL REQUEST:
My name is Mr. Paul Slater. I am 23 years of age. My date of birth is O3/29/74. I am currently incarcerated on Tezas Deathrow in the United States. I am also a single individual whose is seeking a pen-pal to correspond with. My hobbies are listening to love songs, dancing, writing, reading and personalities of other as well. I am a caring and loving person, Very honest toward others and open hearted as well as open minded. Who considers others to be open hearted, open minded and sympathetic toward others feelings. Throughout this friendship we can stand by each other as a team in difficult times as well as good times. And to comfort each other in times of need. Basically, I hope we can share some viewpoints about life in a foreign country through the beauty of other eyes in a distant place. In advance I want to thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I hope to hear from you very very soon. A friend in need, a friend in need.
PAUL SLATER'S SECOND PEN PAL REQUEST:
Row is a prison where the Soul, Life, and Essence of a young man is exiled
from all of humanity. A place where the social boundaries, stigmas,
and horrible stereotypes eat away at the heart of a man like the blackness
of the night sky, yet, some dare to shine like the stars, and radiate Love
lest the darkness swallow them up, leaving a black hole. I would
dare to shine, and perhaps with your help (those who would care to
know me and be my friends) we can make as beautiful a constellation as
any in the night sky. I'm a 24 year old black male born March 29,
1974. I'm from Houston, TX. I was Ghetto made and Ghetto raised.
I stand 5'9 or 5'10 weigh 170, and am a light skin complexion brother,
and I'm a very easy person to get along with. What kind of penpal
I'm look'n for is someone who can understand me, someone who will Stand
Strong with me through Good and Bad times. As of right now I'm going
through bad times, 'cause I'm fight'n the system to Save my Life &
if you're will'n to Help me in Save'n my Life and join'n me in my Struggle,
then you're the Friend I'm look'n for! I've been through a lot in
Life to be my age, so I would like my friend to be older, because I feel
they'll understand me and my situation more. Race doesn't matter!
Well my Friend, I won't keep you any longer, I hope to hear from you soon.
Respectfully, Paul Slater, "the Struggle never stops,
Polunsky Unit D.R
12002 FM 350 South
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