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Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights
2161 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02140




Gallery of Victims' Stories

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.  They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. "

Article 1 of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

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Gallery of Victims' Stories

Victims' family members who oppose the death penalty come to that opposition from a variety of experiences and beliefs, but all challenge the common assumption that anyone who has lost a family member to murder is in favor of capital punishment.  All challenge the notion that executions are the way to achieve justice or closure for the family that murder leaves behind.  

 This section of our website aims to put real faces on victim opposition to the death penalty by presenting photos and statements from survivors throughout the United States and around the world, along with photos of the murder victim and links to further information.  

We invite you to browse by location or by name, and to print out these pages to distribute them to lawmakers, students, members of the clergy, as you find it helpful to do so.

We will be adding to this gallery regularly in the coming weeks and months, so check back often – and let us know if you'd like to have your own photo and statement included.  


Stanley Allridge
Barbara Allen
Anthony Aversano
Bill Babbitt

Desiree Babbitt

Michael Berg
Jo Berry
Jeanne Bishop 

Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins
Hector and Susie Black
Antoinette Bosco
Elizabeth Brancato
Ron Callen
Clementina Chery
Beatrice Coleman
Pam Crawford

Cathy Crino
Robert Curley
Renny Cushing
Tina Duroy
Walter Everett

Debra Fifer
Loretta Filipov
Jim Fowler

Aba Gayle
Terry Greene
Clemmie Greenlee
Melanie Hebert
Susan Hirsch
Regina Hockett
Bill Jenkins

Milton Jones
Azim Khamisa
Art Laffin
Gus and Audrey Lamm
Marietta Jaeger Lane
Theresa Matthews

Celia McWee
Robert Meeropol
Derrel Myers
Richard Nethercut
Bill Pelke
Ida Reid
Gail Rice

Brian Roberts

Orlando Rodriguez
Gordon and Elaine Rondeau
Vicki Schieber
Pat Seaborn
Bonnita Spikes
James Staub
Robin Theurkauf
Shane Truett
Marie Verzulli
Jonnie Warner
Bud Welch
Amanda and Nick Wilcox
Each gallery page will appear as an Adobe Acrobat file.  To get Adobe Acrobat Reader free,
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(Note: each survivor's name is listed under the state of his or her current residence and the state where the murder occurred)

Pam Crawford



Barbara Allen

Gail Rice






New York

North Carolina
Pam Crawford

Ron Callen




Washington, DC

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