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Old 02-23-2009, 11:26 AM
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When the list was made for Christmas Cards I mailed one to a man named Brett in Ohio who received a death sentence in 1998. He mailed back the nicest letter thanking me for my card and expressing how much it meant to him to know that others cared enough to take the time to remember him. In his last letter, he spoke of going before the clemency board and how it is now in God's hands. However there is a public clemency hearing the 26th, Thursday of this week, and he asked me to say a prayer for him that day. His execution is scheduled for April 7th of this year. I would appreciate each of you adding Brett to your prayer list concerning the public clemency hearing and the possibility of what may be to come if all fails. I also have his address which I will share with you through PM should you care to send him mail and let him know he is in your prayers.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:33 AM
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I would love to send him a card.
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I corespond with Brett frequently. I grew up In Akron where he is from. He is in my prayers every night. He is truly an innocent man on death row. I have also sent letters to the governor on his behalf.
This is truly sad situation as I beleive he is innocent and has been falsely accused. He is also one of the most amazing men i have ever met with his courage and positive outlook given his situation. He has helped me and given me advice and information concerning my girls.
I would also ask that everyone please pray for him. Pray that God touches the State of Ohio and they choose to spare his life. If any of you dont know about him he has a website ( just google his name brett hartman) and he paints. many of his paintings are for sale to help with his defense.
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I will say a prayer he will be spared.I can not even fathom facing the death penalty especially when you are innocent.
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Right after i posted here i went out to check my mail and there was a huge package for me. It was from Brett. When i opened it i was completly stunned. He sent me an astonishing painting of his. I am truly humbled beyond words right now.
I am crying at the thought of what this state is trying to do to him. I will forever cherished this painting. I have never been so moved before by a single act.
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motherj... I am praying for brett. do you know if he has contacted Doug of Humanity for Prisoners ? (formerly INNOCENT!)

I already got his addy and will send card today. thank you so much for getting this going.

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You are so right about Brett, Lori. He is such a gifted man and as you said he has such courage and is so positive about life. When I complimented his art he turned around and encouraged me to take up painting. He said that we all have the ability and told me how to cultivate this in myself.
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MotherJ and Lori I not only googled Brett but also signed the petition to the govener of Ohio there are only 401 signatures on that petition and with his date coming up in April I hope more people will sign it
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Brett sister is in the Card Forum and we are always sending him cards. I have corresponded with him over the past almost 2 years ago. He is so respectful. I also sent a Christmas card and always he write back, thanks for bringing this up mother j in this form. Lori, you will treasure that piece of art.
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Angel..... make that 402.... I just signed. !!!!
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I signed. I was number 400.

I would think this could've been posted on the main forum. It's too bad some postings can't go both places. There could be people who mainly frequent one or the other.
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I'm #133. I found out about it on PTO, but not sure of the particulars.
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I will be saying prayers for Brett. To take another life will not bring peace! May God intervene and stop this from happening. Thank you MotherJ for getting this out there!!
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God please look upon your son with love and mercy, show your justice and strength, you, Lord, are ruler of all...make your power be known. Thank you Father.
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The state I live in (Illinois) has stopped all executions because of innocent people on death row -- there was dna to prove their innocence. I will say a prayer for him and this is the first time I've ever said a prayer for someone on death row. Alot of firsts for me these past couple of months. Thank you for bringing his story to us. I can't imagine what he and his family are going through. God help them all.
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Brett Hartmann who is currently on death row here in ohio has received an execution date of april 7, 2009. His clemency hearing that was held on February 26, 2009 resulted in a denial of clemency.
I am devastated at this news. I have come to know Brett more and more during these last few months and i also grew up in his home town. I have many questions about the night in question and truly beleive this man is innocent.
The clemency report was sent to ohio's governor for review and he is the only one now who can stop this unjust sentence.
If anyone is willing ..... Brett could use all the help he can get right now!!! If you google his name you will find his website and you can review the case and there is a page for people who want to help. the governor's Address is there along with many government officals. Brett needs letters sent to these people. There is a sample letter for Brett that can be orinted off and mailed as well.
Personally i have emailed all of these people and sent regular letters as well.
The death pentalty is never the answer in my opinion however when there is this much question as to someone's guilt as there is in Brett's case we have to speak up and make sure we are not allowing this state to Murder an innocent man.
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Lori... Doug of Humanity for Prisonners first gave me Brett's name some months back. I know Doug is doing his best to help him. Doug managed to bring freedom to Maurice Carter many yrs back hence the beginning of INNOCENT! (now HFP).
Praying that the Lord intervene on Bretts behalf before his date comes around.

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Lori, You know that I stand with you on this situation with our friend Brett. We need to do all we can do to stop this "murder". We also need to pray for a miracle. I pray that God will speak to the heart of Governor Strickland that he will see the life of this man and how wrong it will be to take it. Hugs to you Lori.
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