Parents of murder victim want killer spared from execution

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The parents of a North Texas man shot to death during a robbery in 2006 believe the execution of their son’s killer set for next month should be called off and the death row prisoner be locked up for life with no possibility of parole.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Glenn and Judy Cherry, whose son, Jonas, was killed in the robbery of an amusement center outside Fort Worth, have written state and Tarrant County officials advocating condemned inmate Paul Storey be spared from lethal injection April 12.

Cherry’s parents say in an affidavit that Storey’s execution won’t bring back their son or atone for his loss. They also say keeping him in prison without parole “will assure he cannot murder another innocent person in the community.”