USA - Pennsylvania. Richard Baumhammers asks for "pen pals"
July 5, 2020:
Richard Baumhammers asks for "pen pals" from Pennsylvania's death row. Baumhammers, 55, White, with a letter to the Brussels office of Hands off Cain asked for "pen pals". The most recent news that HoC had published on Baumhammers dates back to October 7, 2014, when a federal judge suspended its execution because he had not completed all the appeal possibilities. (Sources: HoC, 05/07/2020)
Baumhammers, dual nationality, Latvian and American, an immigration lawyer, was sentenced to death in 2001. He is accused of 5 murders committed on 28 April 2000 against people belonging to ethnic minorities. The victims were his Jewish neighbor, Anita Gordon, an immigrant from India, Anil Thakur, a Vietnamese immigrant, Thao "Tony" Pham, a Chinese immigrant, Ji-Ye "Jerry" Sun, and a black, Garry Lee . In 2007, a man of Indian origin who, after the shooting had been paralyzed, also died from the aftermath of his injuries.