On Monday, a few of us will be in Houston for the press conference regarding the Tuesday August 17 execution of Peter Cantu for his part in the gang rape and murders of two teenage girls, Jennifer Ertman (14) and Elizabeth Peña (16), who attended Waltrip High School and were walking home alone one night in 1993. The message we will deliver is that the death penalty is unjust in all cases no matter how heinous the crime, even one as horrific as this one.
We also want to honor and remember the two young girls who were murdered, so we thought we would bring some flowers to put on the memorial to them that stands on the grounds of Waltrip High School in Houston or at the other memorial in T.C. Jester Park.
If you would like to make a donation to help us buy some flowers, you can use the link below to donate through paypal or you can send a check to us at:
Texas Moratorium Network
3616 Far West Blvd Suite 117, Box 251
Austin, Texas 78731.
If you want to include a personal note to express your condolences or feelings, you can also send them to the above address and we will leave them at the memorial site also. Please do not include any comments against the death penalty in your note, we will make our statement about the death penalty at the press conference, in the media and in Huntsville. We do not need to leave any notes about the death penalty in the notes of condolences that we leave at the memorial site. That would not be appropriate.