Ohio Faith Leader Applauds Governor Kasich’s Decision to Commute William T. Montgomery’s Death Sentence to Life Without Parole
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March 26, 2018
Michelle Nealy, , (202)735-7123
Dan Clark, , (614)648-3663
Ohio Faith Leader Applauds Governor Kasich’s Decision to Commute William T. Montgomery’s
Death Sentence to Life Without Parole
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Governor John Kasich granted clemency for William T. Montgomery, two weeks prior to his execution date. Over 100 faith leaders from across the state, urged Governor Kasich to stop the execution because there was too much doubt in his case. In a letter, faith leaders argued that the wrong man could be headed for the lethal injection gurney. To read the letter and see a full list of signers, click here.
Rev. Dan Clark, Ohio Director at Faith in Public Life:
“Over 100 people of faith called on the governor to take take action in the case of William T. Montgomery and Governor Kasich responded with bold leadership. I applaud his decision to commute Montgomery’s death sentence to life without parole. Ahead of the Easter holiday, I am heartened by the governor’s compassion. As a pastor, I stand with the victims’ families and pray for healing.”
Faith in Public Life is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.