To: Governor Jeb Bush, Florida State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, Florida
It is our sincere concern that Florida is about to execute an innocent man, wrongly convicted for a crime he absolutely did not commit.
Furthermore, this man will have served 20 full years on Florida's Death Row, for this wrongful conviction, by the end of 1998.
The facts are clear, as stated in the following court brief:
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA, CASE NO. 88,551, PAUL WILLIAM SCOTT, APPELLANT, V. STATE OF FLORIDA, APPELLEE
. "The State's Answer Brief is written in a style akin to a horse wearing blinders. The State's only hope for an affirmance is if this Court ignores the realities of what occurred and simply stays focused on the narrow path on which the State has chosen to proceed."
"The State argues that Judge Mounts (who is the inspiration, incidentally, for the ABC television series 'Maximum Bob') did not abuse his discretion when he denied Mr. Scott's motion for a continuance when his attorney could not be present at his hearing. Judge Mounts should be disqualified."
The obvious outcome, if the court would only let the truth be heard, is clear and conclusive: Paul William Scott is innocent and to kill him would be tantamount to murder on your part. Will Florida send this innocent man to his death by placing technical roadblocks it chooses to constantly conceal the overwhelming evidence of his innocence? We maintain, Governor Bush, that Paul William Scott is guilty only of indigence and the inability to eloquently represent himself for which your State has leveled its despicable death penalty.
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