Thursday, 9 January 2014
15 years old, sentenced to 118 years and 6 life sentences FOR A ROBBERY! We are seeking justice for Travion Blount.
The importance of this petition is obvious and clear. A CHILD sentenced to 118 years and 6 life sentences for a robbery is very harsh. Murderers have been sentenced to a less sentence. Travion Blount should be receiving a new sentence or a conditional pardon.
Virginia State Supreme Court, Common Wealth State of Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell
Virginia State Supreme Court, Common Wealth State of Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell:
“Travion Blount’s punishment may be the harshest in America for a teen who didn’t commit murder. The 15-year-old robbed a Norfolk party with two other males. He hurt no one. His friends got 10 and 13 years. But as it stands, Travion will die in prison if justice is not prevailed on his behalf”.
“A clerk stood and read 51 felony charges against Blount: among them, illegal use of a firearm, robbery, abduction. Travion said two words to each: “Not guilty.” After a few hours of deliberation, a jury foreman submitted a stack of forms to the judge. Blount was guilty on 49 counts.”
In the Common Wealth state of Virginia juries play no role in the juvenile punishment and Travion was ordered to return back to the courtroom for sentencing four months later. On March 12, 2008 Travion was sentenced under Judge Charles D. Griffith and told everyone that gun convictions came with set punishments under Virginia law.
Judge Griffith clearly took this law to the extreme.
“As he went through the breakdown of weapons charges at his sentencing it totaled to a shocking 118 years. After stating this shocking and cruel calculation of time he then addressed the remaining 25 felony convictions that ruled in six life sentences”.
~Louis Hansen~ The Virginian-Pilot
Does Travion deserve to spend 118 years and serve 6 life sentences and DIE in prison for a case where no one was murdered? Travion should pay his debt to society for this robbery there is no denying that however should he perish in prison due to a immature decision he made at a very young age?
Travion is serving the harshest punishment delivered to any American teenager for a crime not involving murder.
How does a 15 year old child get convicted of six life sentences for a robbery and yet murderers, child molesters, career criminals, and those who do not value life get a slap on the wrist or lighter sentences that will eventually set them free back into society? It is several cases all over the world where great crimes were committed or crimes such as this and yet Travion is smacked with a life sentence. Is this justice? Should a 15 year old have been sentenced to a slow death due to an immature decision?
Travion who is now 23 years of age and has been incarcerated going on 8 years is currently at Wallens Ridge State Prison for this crime and is still fighting for his freedom and to get his life back. Please join in for the “FIGHT FOR TRAVION BLOUNT”.
If you could take the time and sign this petition it would help our fight for Travion in such a big way. Team work makes the dream work and together we can get Travion home. The importance of this petition is very clear please help us help Travion.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 18:13