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.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
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: