FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alain Cisneros (Español)
FAMILY OF PABLO VELEZ ASKS FOR AN INVESTIGATION ON "INNOCENCE" OF LOVED ONE
[HOUSTON, TX]On Thursday May 5th 2022 at 10:00AM the family and supporters of Pablo Velez will gather outside of Harris County DA’s office (500 Jefferson St Suite #600, Houston, TX 77002) to ask for consideration on reopening and re-examining the case of Pablo Velez . Pablo Velez’s family will be available for comment.
From the family – For almost 17 years, Pablo Velez Jr has been fighting for his freedom that was wrongfully taken due to this corrupt system in our county and our state. Kim Ogg and the Houston District Attorney’s office has known about Pablo’s innocence and refuses to do the right thing. All we want is Justice for Pablo Velez Jr., nothing more, nothing less.
From Lisa – For their own personal benefit, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, forever changed Pablo’s life and reputation. There is nothing about it that indicates he’s guilty. I want Pablo Velez Jr. home based on the factual evidence and testimony that he is innocent. By being kind to others he found himself being convicted of a crime he had no affiliation with and that is supported by one of the incarcerated assailants. We’re going on 17 years now, he deserves every right to live free with the same respect as the next man. It’s time for accountability and I’m starting with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Houston Police Dept.
"We want at the very least for this case to be given a second chance for review. Many lawyers have said there are severe discrepancies in the facts in this case and we want to make sure that all the details are looked at and analyzed. We support the Velez families in their claim that they believe things may change. We hope to find a solution to their issue promptly" – Cesar Espinosa FIEL Executive Director
FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an Immigrant Led Civil Rights Organization that advocates for just laws for all families, access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.