Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
“No one could have imagined what we have accomplished here tonight in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The thunderstorms, the rain, the hail, didn’t stop you from coming out to make your voice heard…And, whether that vote was cast in Arlington or Abingdon or Highland or Henrico or right here in Thomas Jefferson’s home — the city of Charlottesville — it was a vote to continue the progress we’ve made together under Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. That progress-real leadership on education, job creation and making Virginia a good place to do business-is exactly the way we’re going to keep the Commonwealth moving forward.”
“From day one, we made our campaign about creating opportunity and prosperity in every corner of Virginia. We made this campaign about re-building the confidence in our economy by putting middle-class families first. By investing in our children, local schools, and making college more affordable and accessible for every Virginian. By finally finding a statewide solution to transportation to create jobs and get our economy moving again.By creating 21st century clean energy jobs in alternative and renewable fuels to get middle-class families back on their feet.”
“Because only in America — only in the Commonwealth of Virginia — can a mother – who still works as a rural mail carrier in Bath County — send her son off to college with just four $20 bills in his pocket and have her son be standing before you as the Democratic nominee to be the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and look at where her grandchildren are now: Amanda — a graduate of James Madison, Rebecca — a graduate of the University of Virginia, Gus — a junior at William and Mary; and Susannah a sophomore at Bath County High School.My family’s success story is built on education.” And Virginia, I promise you if I’m elected — every single day you’ll have a Governor who is always on your side.”
“And together, we can create those same opportunities for each mother and father across this state. So, to Virginians from every corner of this Commonwealth from all walks of life from every community, large and small. I invite you to join us.”
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Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2009, Politics, State Politics
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