Friday, January 25, 2008

MIssissippi: Request

Paul Joseph "Jody" Warnock was convicted for shooting and killing his 18-year old girlfriend in 1993 and sentenced to "life." But Warnock was released in 2006 and has now submitted a pardon application to Gov. Haley Barbour (R) who is waiting to see how the state's parole board will rule on the matter. The application emphasizes Warnock's "prison record, work history, success since being released from custody and evidence of rehabilitation." Prosecutor Gil Martin says, "there was plenty of circumstantial, undeniable evidence against him" even though the first trial ended in a deadlocked jury. See story here and here.

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