Hollywood actor visits St. Louis to save a death row inmate

10:18 PM, Jun 3, 2009   |    comments
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KSDK -- In just two weeks, Missouri is set to execute it's second prisoner this year. Reginald Clemons is scheduled to die by lethal injection June 17th. Many feel Clemons should not be put to death, including a Hollywood activist.

Danny Glover is a human rights activist but most commonly known as a Hollywood actor. Glover says he was scheduled to leave the country Wednesday to begin filming a movie. Glover changed his plans to be in St. Louis for the 2nd time, fighting for a death row inmate.

A diverse crowd filled the pews at Kennerly Temple Church of God in Christ. People gathered to view a documentary on the case of Reggie Clemons. Among those keeping a close eye on the Clemons case is actor Danny Glover.

"I am here because the time is short and the matter is critical and we all here understand that we must put forth all our energy to make sure Reggie Clemons gets justice, "said Glover.

Reggie Clemons is scheduled to die on June 17th for the 1991 murders of Julie and Robin Kerry.
They were raped and thrown from the Chain of Rocks Bridge. Supporters of Clemons believe he is innocent and say a punishment of death is wrong in this and any case.

"Something is wrong when the state murders its own citizens and it is something humanly wrong," said Danny Glover.

Following a news conference, Glover spoke to Reggie Clemons by phone for the first time. Despite the support from many, Clemons is scheduled to die by lethal injection. A stay of execution was refused last month by the Missouri Supreme Court.



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