Saturday, February 9, 2008

Kentucky: Pardons Revisited

Today former governor Ernie Fletcher (R) met with victims of domestic violence whom he pardoned before he left office. Fletcher and his wife went over hundreds of cases and picked 21 women from the pile to pardon. Today, he met with some of them for the very first time. Antoinette Johnson spent five years behind bars for killing her boyfriend, whom she says abused her. Tracie English Gomez went in and out of her father’s custody and killed him when he continued to sexually abuse her. Mary Sue Jenkins feared for her daughter’s life and her own when she divorced her husband. She did not kill him, but "put him in the hands of people that did do it.” See full story here and here.

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