Daughter of ‘innocent’ British woman on death row in U.S. begs MPs to intervene


Linda Cartyoriginally published by: The Daily Mail
8th June 2010

The daughter of a British woman on Death Row in the US pleaded with MPs today to help prevent her mother’s execution. Linda Carty, 51, could be given the lethal injection within months after the Supreme Court refused to review a murder conviction campaigners say resulted from a ‘catastrophically’ flawed trial.

Her daughter, Jovelle Carty Joubert, has flown into the UK from her home in Texas, as part of desperate efforts to rally support for the condemned woman, who has always protested her innocence.

Over the next few days she will meet Foreign Office officials and MPs in a bid to rally support for her mother. But she has so far failed to secure a meeting with any Government ministers. Speaking at a press conference inside the House of Commons, Ms Carty Joubert called on politicians to increase the pressure on US authorities over her mother’s case.

She said support from the UK was coming across ‘loud and clear’ in Texas but more needed to be done.

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