CARLISLE, AR- A mother whose son was sentenced to 90 years for aggravated robbery says she won't give up.
Joyce Irwin has combed the trial for any errors that might reduce his sentence. While she admits he's not perfect she believes he did not deserve such a lengthy sentence.
"We have 146 signatures," said Irwin.
Over a hundred signature in less than a month on a petition for clemency for her son Shannon Boyle.
"I'm not here to say my son should not have been punished," she said.
Boyle was found guilty of aggravated robbery by a Lonoke County jury after he and a friend were accused of holding up service stations and carrying out other various crimes stretching across Pulaski, Prairie and Lonoke counties.
Supporters of Boyle believe the 90 years delivered was unjust for the then 19-year-old.
"The sentence doesn't fit the crime," she said. "I am so disillusioned with our system...Our legal system is just crazy."
His mother met with us this afternoon about various errors in the trial she wants looked into.
Her 32-year-old son is starting to get gray hair and she says most of his adult life is being stolen from him.
When reached for comment the prosecuting attorney in the case told us she felt the trial had been fair and the jury had decided what was best.
If you would like to sign her petition to Governor Mike Beebe: click here