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We request the Governor of Missouri grant Executive Clemency for Patricia Prewitt #082667, WERDCC, Vandalia, MO.

During the middle of a stormy night in February of 1984, Patty Prewitts husband was murdered while they slept, and she was torn from their bed and attacked. That was only the beginning of this most horrible nightmare, because she was then wrongfully charged with the crime by the prosecution organization of Johnson County, Missouri. A year later with no actual evidence, only hearsay, she was convicted of capital murder after a swift four-day jury trial.

Since she is innocent, she turned down every early-morning plea agreement offer made by the prosecutor during the trial. Regrettably so... since Patty would have returned home many years ago if she had accepted an Alfred plea.

Only a few days after the guilty verdict came in, while Patty was free on appeal bond, they discovered that a neighbor in our rural area had witnessed a lone man in a strange sedan parked where he could watch the Prewitt house the very night her husband was killed. This report had been given to the sheriff within hours of the attack but was kept from them.

Amazingly, the trial judge quickly discounted this important new evidence when it was immediately brought back to his court. Judge Barnes decided that testimony of a stranger stalking their home the night of Bill Prewitts death would not have made any difference in the outcome of the trial.

Free on appeal bond, Patty remained home with her five young children, living and working in the community, for another year until April of 1986 when her appeal was denied. Since that time, she have existed as a state prisoner with absolutely no chance of parole until 2036 when she will have her first hearing with the state parole board.

For twenty years, she and her supporters have petitioned every governor for executive clemency. The current governor is Matt Blunt, and his chief legal counsel is Terry Jerrett. These politicians are now the objects of our pleas for mercy.

As the Information Systems Unit shop lead, Patty writes software for the Missouri Department of Corrections and teaches programming skills to inductees. Since 1995, she has held this responsible job. Although shes pushing 60, she teaches aerobic and yoga classes and will receive her AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) certification in June. For Restorative Justice, she crochets teddy bears used by local ambulance personnel to calm children in distress. Basically she is involved in every worthwhile endeavor in this prison and always has been.

She is absolutely no threat to anyone inside or outside the prison fence and promises to be an exemplary citizen when given the opportunity. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

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Latest Signatures

  • 08 January 2016500. Angela B
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016499. Bob C
    Zip Code 87105 please do the right thing and reunite this poor woman with her family.
  • 06 January 2016498. Latoyea H
    I support this petition
  • 06 January 2016497. Dorothy V
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016496. Charles Ps
    Zip Code 64138 Former Deputy Sheriff, Johnson Co. MO
  • 04 January 2016495. Sherry S
    Zip Code 35007 If the testimony in this case is true, then the court has offerred an unreasonable opinion, in violaton of US Constitutional Protections and clearly established federal law. If true, then this Governor has no risk involved in granting clem
  • 04 January 2016494. June P
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016493. Jeff S
    Zip Code 33572 If Innocent a travesty ,if guilty the debt is paid
  • 02 January 2016492. Melanie G
    I support this petition
  • 02 January 2016491. Sandra H
    Zip Code 64068 Let Freedom Ring
  • 02 January 2016490. Ida L
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016489. Steve H
    Zip Code 64076 My wife and I have known the Prewitt family for years and still stand firmly behind Patty and believe in her innocense.
  • 01 January 2016488. Dave P
    Zip Code 64111 В
  • 31 December 2015487. Lynette P
    Zip Code 67601 what a wonderful person whom was wrongfully accused - she could be such an asset to the community - she has proven this behind bars
  • 31 December 2015486. Kamryn S
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 2015485. Mika V
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015484. Helga W
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 2015483. Donna L
    Zip Code 63382 I have no doubt Patty Prewitt is an innocent woman who is a victim of an unjust prosecuter with his own political agenda in a rush to judgement. She lost as much if not more than all of us who loved Gov. Carnahan when he died so tragically
  • 29 December 2015482. Marielle C
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015481. Adrianne J
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 2015480. Dee W
    Zip Code 63301 I know Patty and believe she should be given clemency.
  • 25 December 2015479. David Earlr
    I support this petition
  • 25 December 2015478. Christie Webbg
    I have had the awesome opportunity of knowing this unselfish, educated, gentle woman. I know there is not any possible way that she could have done what she was convicted of. I pray she is freed and justice is truly served as it should be. God bless you a
  • 25 December 2015477. Bev F
    Zip Code 41011 Hasn't she served enough time?
  • 25 December 2015476. Lisa B
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2015475. Laura P
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015474. Carla W
    I support this petition

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The Governor of Missouri


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