Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Hampshire: Denial

New Hampshire's Executive Council has rejected a request for a pardon hearing from a man who was convicted of murder when he was 15 years old. The Attorney General's Office and the trial judge both opposed the request. Nicholas Heinemann pleaded guilty, in 1990, to second-degree murder and agreed to a 27-year sentence. But he now argues that two adults forced him to commit the crime. The Council has not granted a pardon hearing since Governor John Lynch (D) took office in 2006. See story here

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