Sunday, July 6, 2008
The State Parole Board has recommended, for the fifth time, that 39-year old Denver Mitchell Jr. receive a commutation of sentence so as to be eligible for parole. Mitchell, who claims he is innocent, is serving a life sentence for the 1990 beating death of a 74-year old man who picked him up as a hitchhiker. The daughter of the victim has also filed an affidavit supporting clemency. See story here and here.