Texas inmate asks to delay execution for kidney donation

A Texas inmate who is about to be put to demise in lower than two weeks requested that his execution be delayed so he can donate a kidney.

Ramiro Gonzales is scheduled to obtain a deadly injection on July 13 for fatally taking pictures 18-year-old Bridget Townsend, a southwest Texas lady whose stays had been discovered almost two years after she vanished in 2001.

In a letter despatched Wednesday, Gonzales’ attorneys, Thea Posel and Raoul Schonemann, requested Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to grant a 30-day reprieve so the inmate will be thought-about a dwelling donor “to somebody who’s in pressing want of a kidney transplant.”

His attorneys have made a separate request to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for a 180-day reprieve associated to the kidney donation.

Of their request to Abbott, Gonzales’ attorneys included a letter from Cantor Michael Zoosman, an ordained Jewish clergyman from Maryland who has been corresponding with Gonzales.

“There was little doubt in my thoughts that Ramiro’s need to be an altruistic kidney donor shouldn’t be motivated by a last-minute try and cease or delay his execution. I’ll go to my grave believing in my coronary heart that that is one thing that Ramiro desires to do to assist make his soul proper along with his God,” Zoosman wrote.