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Karl Chamberlain.... has been executed  by the State of Texas  June 11, 2008 

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AMERICAN_STATESMENT STAFF, September 28, 2007

Request by two Austin attorneys seeks death row appeal for their client:

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      Hello. My name is Karl and I am a condemned man on Texas Death Row. I am 35 years old, a big guy with blue eyes and a bright smile. I'm the eldest of nine but sadly, I'm not close to most of my family. I've been on death row for about ten years now. I'm looking for a friend and I hope you will write. 

       My past is like most men on the row - a troubled and abusive childhood - but by the grace of God and with the help of many good friends, I left behind that criminal, insane lifestyle. In late 1991, I quit drinking and drugs, and other self destructive habits. I began to live reasonaly responsible - and happy for the first time in my life. That was any last  five years of freedom. In late 1996, I was arrested for a terrible crime years in my past.

        Yet, those changes have matured during the challinging - often difficult - years of incarcenation. There's that I long for; often it seems that I miss the simple things most terribly.  Yet I try not to become bitter. I live as ' free ' as I can and have learned to cherish the joys my life has to offer: most of all, writing letters and sharing friendships.

        I am looking for a friend, nothing more and nothing less. I love to read science fiction fantasy, and contenporing literary novels most of all, but to be honest I'll read about anything except true crime or romance, and I even enjoy some poetry, philosophy, and history. I also enjoy writng, mostly letters, poetry memoirs, but also some fiction + articles. Music is one of the great loves of my life, rock n'roll most of all but I like many kinds. I love Mother Nature and miss her dearly - I dabble in watercolors and drawing to show my appreciation and fulfill that longing. I#m also interested in cooking ( I collect recipes), computers + technology ( I worked for Microsoft for a couple of years), and diverse social and environmental issues.

       I'm willing to write about almost anything, and I'm looking for a friend with openmind and heart. Anything you'd like to know - just ASK... or feel free to tell me a bit about yourself. Afterall, what are friends for?

 

There's a lot more to say, but this's just a beginning - I hope to here from you soon!

 

With Love Light " Laughter,

Karl Chamerlain

 

PS: Check out www.lifeforKarl.org , also!