Becky O’Neil McBrayer’s mother and step-father were murdered in 2006. On Oct. 20 she’ll be in Spokane to share why she believes the death penalty should be abolished.
McBrayer is the director of community programs at St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church in Portland and has worked as a campaign manager and an activist. She also serves on the board of directors of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and is a member of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation.
The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is hosting McBrayer as part of its ongoing campaign to bring an end to the death penalty in Washington State.
” We believe the death penalty is an unjust, unfair, and irrational punishment that does not deter crime,” PJALS stated in an announcement. “Join us to lift up the voices of murder victims’ families in the movement to end the death penalty. Becky O”Neil McBrayer will share her powerful story of loss, healing, and why she supports ending the death penalty.”
The event will be at St. Aloysius Church, 330 E Boone Ave, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.
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