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Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
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This web page is dedicated to my brother


"BUCK"
Wallace Marvin Fugate, III

falsely accused of premeditated murder
and was ironically murdered himself

"The state of Georgia murdered my brother tonight and call it justice. This time it was my loved one, next time it could just as easily be one of yours!" -Darnell Moonda Fugate


~ Sad But True ~
"GEORGIA JUSTICE"


FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
even though evidence proved the government's capital case against Buck rested on a foundation of official lies, knowing use of false testimony, destroyed and willful suppression of evidence in the state's possession
that supported Buck's claim of innocence on the premeditated murder charge!

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
even though government officials admitted destroying the tape of Buck's so called 'confession'
and then made up their own story of what was said during the session, including forging his signature!

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
Even though officials admitted to giving Buck's house, car and van keys away.
Made up story that Buck broke into the house by a window but they found no fingerprints.
The crime scene was altered and other crucial evidence disposed of (but clearly seen in photos),
photos stated as being taken that night but clearly show bright sunshine from the next day!

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
Even though Buck had court appointed lawyers, one a recent employee of the DA,
who acted more like spectators at his less than 2-day trial, making no objections, and filing only 3 pre-trial boilerplate motions!

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
For beating his ex-wife 50+ times with a recalled defective pistol even though the autopsy clearly states
only 2 wounds: 1 being round and 1 a zig-zag shape, neither able to have been caused with a pistol!

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
For holding his ex-wife's head back, shooting her at point blank range outside the van, even though both the autopsy and medical examiner states fatal shot came from a distance, at an angle, and she was shot inside not outside the van!

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
For removing the plunger on son's rifle, disabling it, even though
photos prove plunger had not been removed and
son admitted he had taken bullets out himself.
Rifle with the plunger intact was stated as taken to sheriff's office and locked up that night...
but three different witnesses testified they each found the very same plunger!
No fingerprints of Buck's were found on either the rifle nor it's plunger!

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
Even though none of his friends, co-workers, nor family were allowed to testify in Buck's behalf. Not once was it even stated he was a gainfully employed, law-abiding productive member of society, and very helpful to every one of his neighbors! It was the newspapers and people that knew none of the facts that were saying he was a 'monster'.

FOUND GUILTY & MURDERED
Because he was drawn into the middle of official government misconduct and legal maneuvers by the judicial system, one of the unfortunate poorer class and living in the middle of the "Death Belt"!


About a month before Buck was executed three of the original jurors
signed statements they would never have voted for his 'legalized murder'
if they had seen even just a small part of the suppressed evidence.

There are so many other people with equally compelling evidence of official
government misconduct who remain imprisoned, not only in Georgia,
but in every state in the country, and on every Death Row!


FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2002
4:58 PM
We were told there was not going to be an execution tonight.
5:02 PM
At this time we were told Buck would be executed at 8:00 pm
but family members were not permitted to attend.
8:30 PM
Imagine the shock . . .
After thinking Buck had already been murdered
we received a phone call stating that
HE IS STILL ALIVE!
His execution had been re-scheduled to take place within the next half hour.
We kept waiting to hear something . . .
To hear anything . . . . . . . . . .
9:30 PM
BUCK IS STILL WAITING TO DIE!
WHY?
Because the powers-that-be had to have one last ruling!
THEY COULDN'T EVEN GET THIS RIGHT!
9:46 PM
FINALLY
THE STATE OF GEORGIA MURDERED MY BROTHER!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I talked to Buck at 7:20 pm
and he said he was ready to die and to get it over with.
HIS LAST WORDS TO ME WERE:
"Everything will be okay sis, we knew it was just a matter of time.
I know I'm going to heaven. You know I've been looking forward to
being reunited with Pat and Mark for a very long time.
We will all finally be together again. Everything will be okay.
Just tell everyone
I love them and will be looking out for them."
Buck was cremated and his ashes given to our mother.
On Sunday, August 25th, 2002, a memorial service was held at the
Quaker Meeting House in Atlanta, for those who loved and supported Buck
over the many years of his incarceration.


Click Here To Go To
~ Remembered With Love ~

NOTE AND THANK YOU FROM BUCK
To all my friends, family, and others who believed in me.

BUCK'S LAWYERS SPEAK OUT
Statement From Stephen Bright Thoughts Of Sanjay Chhablani
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO PALMER SINGLETON
If not for this man asking me to post the website for Buck, I would have never become aware of
all the injustice these lawyers see on a daily basis. If not for him I would have not studied everything that I did.
In other words, I could have continued to be ignorant and at peace still thinking our government officials
were fair and unbiased, that they do not use people for their own political gains.
Thank you for opening my eyes!
I will never again stand back and keep quite but will speak out against such injustice!
I will forever be in your debt Palmer.
FOR ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO STOOD BEHIND MY BROTHER,
GIVING HIM YOUR TOTAL SUPPORT THROUGHOUT ALL THE LONG YEARS...
THANK YOU!

HEARING OF JULY 12, 2002
A page for those of you who have questioned Buck's character.


DID BUCK RECEIVE A FAIR TRIAL?
YOU BE THE JUDGE . . .

The stories, photos, transcripts, and statements you'll see and read in Buck's story
are from the actual court records, which includes
the presented, repressed, fabricated, and planted evidence.
There are also the altered crime scene photos and
much more surpressed evidence and information the jury and public were never told.

CLICK HERE TO READ
THE WHOLE STORY



Buck invited Georgia's Governor Barnes to attend his execution.
You would have thought he, at least once, would have stood up for
his own convictions. This very same man really expected us to keep
him in office and overlook this kind of "Good Ole' Boys" injustice!


Go To Any Page By Clicking On The Underlined Type

THERE ARE
PLENTY OF
UNANSWERED
QUESTIONS
Mark Fugate's
Statements

All 5
Are Different
Mark Fugate
Testifies

Changes For
6th Time
Wallace Fugate
Story
Testifies
And Cross
Harper's Magazine Report, June 1997
Attorney Leo Browne Gives Fugate Ineffective Counsel
"A LAWYER WITHOUT PRECEDENT"
TRIAL INDEX
Volume 1

TRIAL INDEX
Volume 2

April 28, 1992
9:00am - 6:00pm
TRIAL INDEX
Volume 3

April 29, 1992
8:55am - 7:15pm
Bellury's
Opening
Argument

For Defense
Cline's
Opening
Arugment

For State
Bellury's and Browne's
Closing Argument

For Defense
Cline's
Opening
Argument

For State
Briley's
Closing
Argument

For State
.

Also Includes Some Exhibits And Photographs
Not Shown During Trial
MARK'S CAR
Mustang
RESIDENCE
Inside
RESIDENCE
Outside
VAN
Inside & Outside
LAYOUT
OF
RESIDENCE
Georgia's
PARDON BOARD
Gov. Appointed
Pattie's
TELEPHONE RECORD
AUTOPSY
REPORT

May 5, 1991
THE JURORS
AND OTHERS WHO
WERE INVOLVED
IN THIS CASE
BUTTS COUNTY COURT TRANSCRIPT, JUNE 1996
Wallace's defense attorney, Reginald Bellury
stated the reason he didn't object to anything in court was because he
"wanted to get the trial over with as quick as possible".



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SOUTHERN CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
83 Poplar Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303-2122
Phohe: (404) 688-1202 - Fax (404) 688-9440
E-mail: rights@schr.org - Website: http://www.schr.org
The law firm who fought so hard to get the powers-that-be to admit to all their wrong doings or to
consider the suppressed evidence in Buck's case, posted this site after the injustice of his death.
Georgians should be aghast that this shoddy process - flawed from start to finish -
resulted in a person being killed in the name of the people of Georgia.

This is not about whether one is for or against capital punishment.
it is about basic fairness and equal treatment.

THE KILLING OF WALLACE FUGATE LESSENS US ALL


At one point during this case, the Assistant Attorney General representing Georgia said,
"there might be a better way to do it, but better isn't the legal standard"
a shocking indictment of a system that determines whether a person lives or dies.
The Georgia legal system has agreed that "close enough for government work" is acceptable.
It has said that the rule of law and the right to a lawyer are meaningless for those who cannot afford to pay the price for a "real lawyer."




THE USA NEEDS
A TIME-OUT ON EXECUTIONS!



"Canada's last execution was performed in 1962 and a law making it legal to sentence criminals to death was repealed in the 1970s.
The Coalition's founders claim instituting a death sentence does not work to deter murder."
Tracy Lamourie
Many thanks for all the hard work they do designing web pages for death row inmates.
Sometimes this is the only voice these inmates have!


Tracy & Dave Also Designed A Page For Buck On Their Site


ATLANTA INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER
GEORGIA DEATH-MACHINE CONTINUES

"The sentencing hearing of Wallace Fugate's trial lasted
ONLY 27 MINUTES,
less time than the average person spends purchasing a car."




SHOULD
Money, Race, or Geography
DETERMINE WHO
GETS PUT TO DEATH?

DEAD MAN WALKING

Sister Helen Prejean

The Death Penalty
Is:
* ARBITRARY * UNEQUAL *
* RACIALLY BIASED *

Sister Prejean signed one of her books, Dead Man Walking, with words of encouragement for Buck
but he was never allowed to have it while at Jackson.
Warden Head would not allow this 'type' of paperback book in his prison.




This yellow bumper sticker was designed by:

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZING AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY!
Each of us can make a meaningful contribution.
People of faith helped spearhead the first abolitionist movement
in the United States - the movement to abolish slavery.
The time is long overdue for the religious community to play
a decisive role in the second abolitionist movement -
the movement to abolish the death penalty.
c/o Criminal Justice Program
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry St - Philadelphia, PA 19102
tel. 215/241-7130 fax 215/241-7119

Email: information@deathpenaltyreligious.org



Copyright 2001 Darnell Moonda Fugate

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