LINKS TO KEITH THARPE MATERIALS

EXECUTION HAD BEEN SCHEDULED FOR

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 @ 7:00PM

CLEMENCY DENIED SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

EXECUTION STAYED

ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 @ 10:25 PM

JANUARY 8, 2018:

SUPREME COURT GRANTED CERT PETITION AND REMANDED TO THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

Timeline (UPDATED):

February 22, 2017

March 6, 2017

June 21, 2017

September 5, 2017

September 6, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 13, 2017

September 15, 2017

September 19, 2017

September 21, 2017

September 22, 2017

New state action initiated:

The reason the petition was filed in Butts County is because Georgia law requires habeas petitions to be filed in the county where the prisoner is confined.

September 23, 2017

Initiate action in U.S. Supreme Court requesting review of September 21 Eleventh Circuit order denying relief:

September 25, 2017

Clemency hearing is today at 9:00 AM

Further state court action:

CLEMENCY DENIED @ 6:30 PM

September 26, 2017

Execution scheduled for 7:00 PM has been stayed as of 10:25 PM!

Action is pending in U.S. Supreme Court relating to the federal habeas action:

State court action concluded with no relief:

Justices Melton, Benham and Hunstein dissented from denial of appeal

Initiate action in U.S. Supreme court requesting review of Georgia Supreme Court decision denying relief:

10:25 PM -- SUPREME COURT ENTERS STAY OF EXECUTION

(The other Supreme Court action relating to the Georgia state court habeas litigation was withdrawn without prejudice in light of the stay granted in the companion case.)

October 6, 2017

November 1, 2017

January 8, 2018:

Today, in a 6-3 decision (Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch dissenting), the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari, vacated the judgment of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals below, and remanded the case back to the Eleventh Circuit for further consideration. The Supreme Court said that the Eleventh Circuit erred in discounting entirely the implications of the unretracted statements by one of the jurors who sentenced Mr. Tharpe to death indicating that the juror held racial animus toward Mr. Tharpe and that this factored into his decision to vote for the death sentence.

Statement of Brian Kammer, attorney for Keith Tharpe:

"We are thankful that the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the serious implications for fundamental fairness of the clear evidence of racial animus on the part of one of the jurors who sentenced Mr. Tharpe to death. We look forward to pressing Mr. Tharpe’s case in the Eleventh Circuit per the U.S. Supreme Court’s direction."

January 12, 2018

January 25, 2018

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June 25, 2018

August 10, 2018

November 21, 2018

January 25, 2019

February 8, 2019

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