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MURDERER: FROM PAGE 15

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MURDERER:
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church groups and anyone who wants to benefit from his experiences with the death penalty. Why does he choose to speak out? “I do it because I’m opposed to the death penalty,” Moore says. “I’m trying to bring awareness to the injustice of the death penalty and Death Row. The only way I believe people can believe and see that is to hear it from someone who’s been through the legal system, someone who lived on Death Row and has seen the system in action and has come within seven hours of being executed.”

Beyond that, he wants to make a positive impact by sharing the lessons he’s learned as a result of his bad choices.

He talks with inmates to tell them how they can bring about positive change in their lives while in jail. He talks with kids in juvenile detention as well as those who are in schools and on street corners.

Moore isn’t afraid to meet kids where they’re at, however uncomfortable that message might seem to others. “I am working to try to get the kids off the corners and get them away from selling drugs and violence,” he says. “I tell them, ‘If you can stand here on the corner and sell drugs — approach people and talk to people — then you have some skill in communication. You have a management skill: buying drugs, selling drugs, upping prices, getting stock. You just don’t know how to apply them in an honorable way.’ ”I talk to kids at school and try to get them to understand the importance of their choices that they have to make.

Every choice you make has some sort of consequence to it.” Moore says he’ll continue to talk about the death penalty and do whatever he can to live up to his word to do some good with the rest of his life. ©

“I’m trying to bring awareness to the injustice of the death penalty and Death Row. The only way I believe people can believe and see that is to hear it from someone who’s been through the legal system, someone who lived on Death Row and has seen the system in action and has come within seven hours of being executed.”

— William Moore

 
 
 
 

 

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