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We, the undersigned, have added our signatures to this petition to make a plea on behalf of innocent Texas Death Row Prisoner, Rickey Lynn Lewis #999097, for an immediate opportunity to have his DNA analyzed in order to prove his innocence of the crime he is convicted. Based on the following evidence, which includes testimony from the state Pathologist, testimony from the Texas Department of Public Safety Laboratory, testimony from two agents of the FBI, and testimony from trial witnesses who all give proof that Rickey Lynn Lewis is innocent of the crime he was convicted of. We want Rickey Lynn Lewis to be given his Constitutional Right to prove his innocence. Our signatures on this petition indicate that we urge you to review the death sentence of Mr. Rickey Lynn Lewis and grant him a fair trial and a DNA analysis. Like all of Mr. Lewis' supporters, you will learn of his overwhelming innocence, and you will free this innocent man from Death Row.

RICKEY LYNN LEWIS, #999097, has spent over the last eight (8) years on Texas' Death Row, in Livingston Texas, for a crime he did not commit. After being found guilty of Capital Murder on April 29, 1994, and thereafter; being sentenced to death, his appeal was taken to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, which upheld the conviction of guilt, based on many false facts. The evidence which led to the capital murder conviction of Mr. Lewis was based on the testimony of witnesses, who now say that they lied and gave completely untrue statements regarding Rickey Lynn Lewis.
Proof: Rickey Lynn Lewis has two (2) signed statements by the witnesses to prove that they lied and gave untrue statements! As well as the changed statement of another witness. Mr. Lewis' Court Appointed Lawyer, at the time, failed to bring the facts to light during the Appeals Court, SO ONLY THE PUNISHMENT PHASE OF THE TRIAL WAS REVERSED AND ORDERED for a new hearing.

There are (4) four male suspects who are believed to have entered the residence of the victim and the surviving victim on 9/17/1990. As the case stands today, Rickey Lynn Lewis has been the only person ever to be arrested and convicted of this crime. THE STATE PATHOLOGIST TESTIFIED TO THE FIVE - DEGREE ANGLE, IN WHICH THE VICTIM WAS 6'2" TALL. THE STATE PATHOLOGIST TESTIFIED THAT THE GUN SHOT ANGLE WOULD HAVE HAD TO COME FROM A PERSON THAT IS APPROXIMATELY 5'10" TALL. RICKEY LYNN LEWIS' HEIGHT IS 5'3" TALL!

THE SHERRIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICERS FOUND THE FOLLOWING: fingerprints, footprints, three (3) different voices that were heard by the surviving victim, and the surviving victim also gave two (2) completely different descriptions of the perpetrator. The surviving victim gave the following descriptions, but none of them match Rickey Lynn Lewis' appearance or even remotely resemble a description of him.
1. - A TALL, SLIM BUILT MAN, WITH A 2" AFRO - STYLE HAIRCUT.
Proof: Rickey Lynn Lewis is not a tall, slim man. He is only 5'3" tall and he weighed 160 pounds at the time of his arrest. His build is short in stature.
2. - OTHER EVIDENCE WAS GATHERED INCLUDING: BLOOD, HAIR, SEMEN STAINS, AND TEETH MARKS.
Proof: NONE OF THIS EVIDENCE WAS EVER IDENTIFIED TO HAVE COME FROM RICKEY LYNN LEWIS IN THIS CASE.

Upon retrial, once again, Rickey Lynn Lewis was sentenced to death on February 27, 1997, in Tyler, Texas. He was not given the opportunity to impeach the surviving victim using newly discovered evidence (video tapes) and to cross examine other testimony during the trial. The charges against Rickey Lynn Lewis were entirely based upon circumstantial evidence and the burden of proof was never met in this case.

The case against Rickey Lynn Lewis was based on D.N.A - PCR Blood tests.
Proof: An expert at the Texas Department of Public Safety Laboratory, testified concerning the swabs of blood tests, of hairs, and saliva tests that were submitted by the Smith County Sheriff's Department, and she said that she could not identify that Rickey Lynn Lewis was the source of the blood stains in the blazer nor the blood donor to the sexual assault. Two agents of the FBI determined that neither Rickey l.ynn Lewis' blood nor his DNA matched the blood or DNA that was found at the crime scene and in the blazer. Blood tests were never taken, to check blood samples from the four other suspects. Two of the suspects had, in their possession, the gun taken from the victim's home and another one failed three (3) polygraph tests when questioned about the crime. However, ALL of these suspects were set free. The courts have denied Rickey Lynn Lewis' request to have DNA tests done on the suspects and on himself. MR. LEWIS STATED HE CAN PROVE HIS INNOCENCE WITH A DNA TEST. The "testimony" of (2) two drug dealers was used to arrest Rickey Lynn Lewis, and it was later proven that both of the drug dealers' statements were untrue and misleading.

False evidence was deliberately presented by perjured testimony, to the Court and Jury, through witnesses, who testified that they deliberately changed their statements and lied. Rickey Lynn Lewis has two (2) signed statements by the witnesses to prove this! As well as the changed statement of another witness.

AT THE TRIAL HELD IN 1994, THE STATE ATTORNEY'S main witness, who was at the crime scene, was unable to identify anyone at the crime when it happened. The surviving victim could not physically identify the suspect, she only offered that there were (3) three different voices that she heard during the entire time. In 1997, upon retrial, only in the punishment phase, the State's main witness, changed her story from not being able to physically identify the suspects and only hearing voices TO A COMPLETE PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECTS. Three years later, the State's main witness claimed she had a physical description of the suspects after testifying she could not provide descriptions of the perpetrators!
Proof: DURING THE YEAR THAT THIS CRIME HAPPENED, MR. LEWIS CAN PROVE, WITH PHOTOS, THAT HE DID NOT MATCH ANY OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PERPETRATORS THAT THE SURVIVING VICTIM GAVE IN 1997. Neither Rickey Lynn Lewis, nor his Court Appointed Lawyers knew anything of these statements or descriptions. Also, two (2) critical video taped recordings from the Smith County Sheriff's Department and the State Attorney were available to help Mr. Lewis, but neither he nor his lawyers knew of the existence of the tapes.

There was no expert testimony that ties Rickey Lynn Lewis to this crime or supports the State's main witness' testimony! Therefore, the conviction of Rickey Lynn Lewis should be overturned, and he should be freed. The State pathologist testified that the victim was shot in the face, at a (5) five degree angle and from (12) twelve inches away. The victim, who was shot, was 6 foot, 2 inches tall. The gun shot angle would have had to have come from a person that is approximately 5 foot, 10 inches tall, to achieve this type of a (5) five degree angle. The pathologist testified that Rickey is not the shooter; he is not the murderer! Here are the facts: Proof: As stated earlier, Rickey Lynn Lewis' height is 5 foot 3 inches tall. Thus, he is not the murder. THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE PROSECUTION stated at trial in 1994, that RICKEY LYNN LEWIS was NOT the man who shot the victim.

The surviving victim testified, in trial, that when the assailant had finished sexually assaulting her, one of the perpetrators in the room had stated, "TIE HER UP JAMES.
Proof: The defendant's name is Rickey Lynn Lewis. With the exception of a nickname "little Rat" because he is so small, the defendant has never been called anything else but his name; Rickey Lynn Lewis. At no time, has he ever been called JAMES or any other name with a "J" !

All of the information in this petition is summarized from a sworn document signed by Rickey Lynn Lewis himself in the year 2000.

We, the undersigned, are asking you, as the Governor and State Representatives of the state of Texas, to review the death sentence of Mr. Rickey Lynn Lewis, grant him a fair trial, grant an analysis of his DNA, and overturn his conviction.

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    I met Rickey in summer 1997 and I can say that executing him would be a tragic mistake - especially if he is indeed innocent. Please give him a chance to prove he's not a murderer. City, State, & Country Turku, Finland
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    What we in Texas ask for is for logical and just recourse in the event that crime has offended society. Because ninety percent (90%) of the people on death row could not afford to pay their own attorney there ought to be a moratorium of the death penalty.
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Governor Rick Perry of Texas and Texas State Representatives

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