‘We believe in life at all levels and in all circumstances,’ said Bishop Angel Marcial, president of the Florida Fellowship of Hispanic Councils & Evangelical Institutions.

(RNS) — Latino evangelical leaders are calling on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to stay the execution of Donald David Dillbeck, who was convicted of fatally stabbing a woman after escaping from custody while serving a life sentence for killing a Lee County deputy.

Dillbeck’s attorneys have argued that his neurobehavioral disorder — which they say is similar to an intellectual disability and related to alcohol exposure before birth — should exempt him from execution under constitutional law, according to news reports.

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Read the Request Letter to the Governor.

Please take a minute to read the letter to Governor DeSantis, asking him to stay the execution and reopen clemency for Donald Dillbeck.



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