Victim’s Family Speaks Out in Support of Clemency for Will Speer

Dear Friends,

We want to share important news with you. The sole surviving family member of the victim in Will Speer’s case has asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant clemency for him. You can support her incredible act of grace by sharing her message and Will’s petition on social media. Click here to share a Tweet.

In my heart, I feel that he is not only remorseful for his actions but has been doing good works for others and has something left to offer the world,” said Sammie Gail Martin, the sister of Gary L. Dickerson, who Will killed in 1997 when they were both incarcerated. “After all I have learned about Mr. Speers, I respectfully request that his sentence be changed to life in prison where hopefully he can continue to help others and make amends for his past crimes.” 

Will’s attorneys have asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to save his life so he can serve the remainder of his sentence in the role of Field Minister. If allowed to live, he will continue to lead by example and share his message of faith, healing, and redemption with people incarcerated in Texas prisons.

For more information about Will, you can watch the 20-minute documentary submitted by Will Speer’s legal team to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. We will continue to share updates about Will’s case. In the meantime, thank you for your advocacy!

With gratitude,

Burke Butler
Executive Director
Texas Defender Service