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Exonerated and now free!!

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Raised by 121 people in 8 months
Created April 21, 2018
Mara Tobis
on behalf of Vicente Benavides

Vicente Benavides was released from California’s death row on April 18, 2018. He was incarcerated for more than 26 years for a crime he did not commit. He returns to a warm community of family and friends who have supported him throughout this ordeal. But now that he is out, he has a lot of needs and not a lot of resources. Vicente is 68 years old. He has no savings, health insurance, social security, or retirement. He needs basic necessities, so he can rebuild his entire life in a world that looks, sounds, and feels totally different from the one he left nearly three decades ago.


I am a former member of Vicente's legal team and I am in regular contact with him to make sure that all funds raised get to him directly. Please donate whatever you can to help Vicente get back on his feet and rebuild his life. Every bit makes a big difference.


If you're interested in more information about his case, please check out these links. Thank you in advance for any amount you can give.

https://www.facebook.com/olivialavoicekget/videos/1780394098664647/UzpfSTIyNDAwODA6MTAxMTAwMjc0MzA4MTUwODM/?id=2240080

https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/kern-county-judge-decided-thursday-to-set-free-a-man-whose-been-on-death-row-for-26-years



Vicente Benavides fue liberado del corredor de la muerte en California el 18 de abril del 2018.  Estuvo encarcelado por más de 26 años por un crimen que no cometió.  El vuelve a una comunidad de familia y amigos que lo han apoyado a través de esta odisea. Pero ahora que está fuera, el tiene muchas necesidades y no muchos recursos.  Vicente tiene 68 años. No tiene ahorros, seguro de salud, seguro social o pensión. Necesita cosas básicas para rearmar su vida entera en un mundo que se mira, oye, y siente totalmente diferente de él que dejo hace casi tres décadas.


Yo fui parte del equipo legal de Vicente y estoy en contacto con él regularmente para asegurarme que todos los fondos que estamos recaudando para él, le lleguen directamente. Por favor done cualquier cantidad que pueda para ayudarle a Vicente a volver a establecerse y rearmar su vida. Hasta una pequeña cantidad, puede hacer una gran diferencia.


Si está interesado en más información sobre le caso, por favor haga clique en estos hipervínculos.  Gracias por avanzado por cualquier cantidad que puedan dar.

https://www.univision.com/los-angeles/kmex/noticias/liberaciones/saldra-libre-mexicano-que-lleva-25-anos-en-el-corredor-de-la-muerte-por-un-crimen-que-no-cometio

http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-internacional-43437782

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It has been four weeks since his release and Vicente remains very happy and surrounded by friends and family. He is starting to create his life and is trying to learn about all the new technology that has developed in the last 25 years. He loves his new cellphone and loves to watch his soccer games, which he can now watch on today's flat screen TVs.

Vicente remains forever grateful to his legal team and all of those who have donated to this GoFundMe page. Having this financial support is helping him transition into his new life of freedom.




Han sido cuatro semanas desde que Vicente fue liberado y sigue muy contento y rodeado de amigos y familia. Está empezando a crear una nueva vida y tratando de aprender sobre toda la nueva tecnología que se ha desarrollado en los últimos 25 años. Le encanta su nuevo teléfono celular y también le encanta ver sus juegos de fútbol, que hoy en día los puede ver en una televisión de pantalla plana.

Vicente está supremamente agradecido a su equipo legal y a todos los que han donado en su página de GoFundMe. Tener este apoyo financiero le está ayudando a la transición a su nueva vida de libertad.
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I spoke to Vicente this morning he is so thankful for your continued support and sends blessings to everyone.


Hablé con Vicente esta mañana y me dijo que está muy agradecido de su apoyo continuo y les manda a todos bendiciones.
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We have been in touch with Vicente. He is overwhelmed by your generosity and wants to say thank you for your love and support.

Hemos estado en comunicación con Vicente. Está sobrecogido por su generosidad y quiere agradecerles a todos por su amor y apoyo.
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Raised by 121 people in 8 months
Created April 21, 2018
Mara Tobis
on behalf of Vicente Benavides
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