Saturday, March 29, 2008

Michigan: Rejection

Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) has refused to grant medical parole for a former day care operator who is serving out a 6- to 15-year sentence for inflicting permanent brain damage on an infant. 51-year-old Diane Robinson was diagnosed with lung cancer that has now spread to her brain. She now asks Governor Granholm to release her so she can die at home. The response:

While the governor is indeed sympathetic to your serious medical condition and its impact on you and your loved ones, the governor is also sympathetic to the child victim of your crime and finds compelling the strong opposition expressed by the victim's family to this commutation. Under these circumstances, the governor has determined clemency is not warranted.
The infant's mother also has a lawsuit pending against Robinson. See story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was in prison with Diane. They couldnt have her more wrong. She got me through the worst time of my life and we supported each other the whole summer of 06. She is no longer listed on otis so she must of passed away. I love you Diane you were a great friend, Josh and Theresa you are always in my prayers

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