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executed by the state of texas after a first try 27th September 2007 on July 10th 2008

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Rant's & Raves I In Memory of Carlton A. Turner

 

Carlton, we never really fought a "legal battle" for you ....  Love always,  Petra 

 

 

July 4th ! many people celebrating the day "getting their freedom", the day you were born, I'll never forget the date ...now  .... Happy Birthday  Carlton...    

Do you remember ... 2007 ? I have a smile on my face reading you...again . Thanks , I did all so gladly!  It was such easy and i remember my doubts taking a bath in your pool **(Cleanliness is next to...." June 2007 ) and yes you were right, I was already in, smile

CATremberingHisBirthDay4July2007.jpg (205948 Byte)

enclosed in the letter from July 17, 2007: CatJuly172007.jpg (469096 Byte)CatJuly1720072.jpg (523224 Byte)CatJuly1720073.jpg (575387 Byte)CatJuly17200723.jpg (503620 Byte)

 

(** Cleanliness is next to...." June 2007 CAT0707Cleanliness_is_next_to.jpg (328066 Byte)CAT0707Cleanliness_is_next_to2.JPG (141662 Byte)) 

 

  

 My memories go forth and back,,, I start with the year 2007 in January

 

Then sometime in April, Carlton got to know about his scheduled death by the state of Texas for September 27th 2007 ..... 
Subject: re: Carlton Turner
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 15:41:09 -0500
From: "Maurie Levin"
To: <CarltonTurner@deathrow-texas.com>
Greetings:
 
I am one of the attorneys that helped to get Carlton a stay this past Thursday.  He has a couple of messages that he would like to pass on to "Petry" (sp?), but I'm not sure of the appropriate address.  If you could email at this address, I will pass on the messages.
 
thank you
 
Maurie Levin

From: PH@deathrow-usa.com [mailto:PH@deathrow-usa.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 3:13 PM
To: Maurie Levin
Subject: This Petra, again .... ok a couple of messages through you you've said .... Here I'm, Thank You re: Carlton Turner

PS: I have a family member, the 1th cousin of Mrs. Tonya Turner, close here with me. She said, she "now" has a mission to save Carlton's life and contacted the brother of Mrs Turner too. She asked me if I know the attorney of Carlton, so she can contacting him..... I would like to give Ms. Kristell Coleman your address, should I ?

regards

Petra Hädrich-Kabacali

 RE: This Petra, again .... ok a couple of messages through you you've said .... Here I'm, Thank You re: Carlton Turner
Von: "Maurie Levin" 
An: <PH@deathrow-usa.com>  
Datum: 02.10.07 22:32:49 Uhr 

Hi – apologies for delay in replying.

You know, we didn’t get the stay until 10:30 at night!

Yes, it is fine to give Ms. Coleman my address.

Now that I know this is your proper address, I wanted to also pass on two other requests from Carlton: 

1 - He threw away all his papers on the 27th, so would like to get from you any addresses you have.

2 - He also asked that you contact his friend in Norway, Kjersti, to also let her know that he is ok.

From the legal perspective:  Carlton received a stay on what appeared to be the lethal injection issue (on which the US Supreme Court granted certiorari, on a case out of Kentucky, two days earlier).  However, it could also be on a related procedural issue.  Regardless, we now have 90 days to file a cert petition, and it will be a good while after that before anything moves in the case.

All to say, we have some time.

Best regards,

Maurie Levin

 

 

Cat_2.letterafter_Envelope.jpg (58250 Byte)  Carlton's second letter after his first "planned death"  ...from October 4th, 2007 

The whole letter is published here:  
Personne ici n'est innocent (Broché)
de Kjersti Andvig (Auteur), Dorothée Dupuis (Auteur), Bastien Gallet (Auteur), Carlton A. Turner (Auteur), Collectif (Auteur)

Book:Personne ici n'est innocent

Hey dear Carlton, as much as you've to write over the years, I've to read unfortunelly with the time I never had enough at time, now with endless time... You should live!! The tears at christmas running for you this year. ... tell pieces ... of us and foremost of you... now I need it.  Xmas 2008 ... December 2008. Thank you Carlton,  ....   .... I miss you, here..

CATtoChristmas2007.jpg (117324 Byte) Cat11Dec2007.jpg (319387 Byte)December 2007 "the christmas card" ....Carlton, I missed you with the turn, but only for if you can close the circle you need to close. YOU DID ! Love you, too you know...   

 

July 2010

Dear Carlton
Hey! Everything ok, smile.... Between your Birthday in July  and the day you were gone two years later, I sent your second book to the publisher .....To Hell - Farewell! The edition I did alone, so it is obviously not the same purpose you and Noah had in mind or?!...but it was a little second "farewell" for me creating the book and stepping deeper again in your words....I sent the book to Irving and talked to Noah, both want it more perfect, needing time, but you know the perfectionist were you, never me... 

 

* I'll follow your words and do a second edition then, if they want and come back to me ... but by now I enjoy a brillant book you have written ...

P.S. I didn't know Sheldon Ward was ill, he died in May 2010 and believe it, I sent a copie of the book to him because of his contribution ... Noah then told me about and only Irving and Noah are remaining ...The copie to Sheldon returned. 

Even in Japan I saw they offer your book ... Hey what do you say, I know you would like to correct my edition and typos ... but your poetry and short story is brillant written and takes everyone with, who likes to be involved ...  

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