not my place to judge the guilt or innocence, but I know Robert Waterhouse to be executed in Florida has not had justice
My namesake, Robert Waterhouse, is due to be executed by lethal injection in Florida Wednesday night. We share names, are the two types of "WASP", which have approximately the same age, we find much the same height, both hands are abnormally large, and two aunts have suffered a great personality named Lois. I am known by some as "another Robert."
My namesake was sentenced to death in Florida for over 31 years Raiford. Before - with a difference of less than two years - was in the state prison in Auburn, New York, for nine years. He is 65, and nearly two-thirds of his life has disappeared inside. My namesake is to be performed by the first degree murder of Deborah Kammerer in St. Petersburg, Florida January 3, 1980. Upon his arrest, he was on bail in prison for second degree murder of Ella Mae Carter in Greenport, New York, in 1966.
I have not yet been arrested on a charge, but it's not the point. I wanted to meet my namesake when a fan since the beginning of Google, I "discovered" in December 2000. I have visited him in the corridor of death soon after, first by a characteristic of the Financial Times, then as a friend. Over the years, we met several times and have corresponded at any time. I have researched his case was known to lawyers, past and present, and his wife Frances.
The evidence in the trial of Robert Waterhouse Florida was circumstantial. He has always denied murdering Ms. Kammerer, and refused mitigation. In fact, saved days away from the electric chair for pro bono lawyers in 1985, was awarded a penalty trial of the second phase, because the legal procedures of the reduction had not been followed. He has taken his life again, and by the same judge.Guilt or innocence is not my business
. I know for sure, however, that my namesake justice was defective. Arrested after a tip doubtful, was sentenced in the local press before going to court. Reliable evidence of the police has never been questioned. The witnesses were cited statements made.share an interest in golf (Tiger Woods is his idol), but could not terribly excited about its football team, the Patriots, nor he mine, Tottenham Hotspur. Culture, the wrong code. We changed the details of our families, and decided that its branch, probably came from Virginia to England for a while. Not always agree on the world. But Frances, who visited every weekend, made sure he controlled a nerve as expected.