Rais Bhuiyan, a naturalized American citizen filed a lawsuit claiming that Texas would violate his rights as a victim by proceeding with the scheduled execution of Mark Stroman on July 20.
On Sept. 21, 2001 Stroman, a methamphetamine addict suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, walked into a Dallas convenience store and went on a rampage after his half-sister was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers, according to the Texas Tribune.
“Out of pure anger and stupidity I did some things to some men from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia — and now I sit on Death Row awaiting execution,” Stroman wrote on his blog as reported by the Tribune, “And by no means am I proud of what I have done.“
Bhuiyan believes that Stroman is reformed. He hopes by pursuing his rights as a victim he can help save Stroman's life. Stroman shot four people, and only Bhuiyan survived.
To read more: http://www.texastribune.org/texas-dept-criminal-justice/death-penalty/updated-victim-sues-to-stop-murderers-execution/
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