Updates and Press Coverage

April 20, 2017, Alana Austin, NBC29: Governor McAuliffe calls off execution of death row inmate.

April 20, 2017, Frank Green, The Richmond Times-Dispatch: McAuliffe commutes Ivan Teleguz’s death sentence to life without parole.

April 20, 2017 Statement from Teleguz family regarding Governor McAuliffe’s decision to grant clemency but deny a pardon.

April 20, 2017, Mallory Noe-Payne, WVTF/Radio IQ: Virginia governor cancels execution scheduled for next week.

April 19, 2017, Nathson Fields, former death row exoneree and board chair of Witness to Innocence, The Washington Post: Gov. McAuliffe can prevent Virginia from executing an innocent man.

April 18, 2017 Letter from three former attorneys general asking Governor McAuliffe to commute Ivan’s sentence. Article on the letter by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Three former attorneys general urge commutation of death sentence for Ivan Teleguz.

April 17, 2017, Gregg McCrary and Jim Trainum, The Huffington Post: Virginia is about to execute a man based on one unreliable witness.

April 14, 2017, Thomas Wheatley, The Washington Post: McAuliffe should grant Teleguz clemency.

April 13, 2017, Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial: Gov. McAuliffe should grant clemency for Ivan Teleguz.

April 13, 2017, Cara Drinan, The Huffington Post: Three Reasons Why Virginia May Execute an Innocent Man.

April 12, 2017, Sandy Hausman, WVTF/Radio IQ: With Execution Date Approaching, Evidence Suggests Teleguz Is Innocent

April 11, 2017 Letter signed by 25 notable conservatives and libertarians from across the state of Virginia delivered to Governor McAuliffe asking him to halt the execution of Ivan Teleguz.

April 10, 2017, Alana Austin, NBC29: Christian Leaders Ask Governor McAuliffe to Halt Teleguz Execution.

April 10, 2017, Ali Rockett, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Church leaders deliver letter to McAuliffe urging him to halt Teleguz execution.

April 10, 2017, Elizabeth Peiffer, Red Letter Christians: No Dignity on Death Row: Stop Ivan’s Execution.

April 6, 2017 Letter from Virginia Delegates Marcus B. Simon (HD-53) and Patrick Hope (HD-47) to Governor McAuliffe urging him to grant clemency for Ivan. Posted on Blue Virginia on April 10, 2017.

April 7, 2017 Press Release regarding petition filed with Governor Terry McAuliffe requesting clemency for Ivan.

March 29, 2017 Episode of misconduct. a true crime podcast discussing Ivan’s case.

March 23, 2017, Arianna Zoghi and Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, Blue Virginia: Scheduled Virginia Execution Based on False and Recanted Testimony.

March 22, 2017, Xara Davies, The Cavalier Daily: ‘Innocent on Death Row’ event calls on McAuliffe to issue a stay of execution for man convicted of murder-for-hire.

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Ed Pilkington, chief reporter for Guardian US, highlights the problems with the case against Ivan: Virginia governor has hours to decide on return of compulsory electric chair. (Update: The Governor subsequently announced he would not sign the electric chair bill.)

April 6, 2016, Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin group, on Ivan’s case: “…his case bears all the hallmarks of a broken system.” Read more from Sir Richard here: As executions rise, the world turns against the death penalty.