Saturday, July 19, 2008

MIssissippi: Pardon Revisited

The Mississippi Press reports there is much "community anger" as a result of Governor Haley Barbour's commutation of the life sentence of Michael David Graham, who was convicted of murder. Graham has served 19 years of his original sentence. But a spokesman for Barbour is declining comment saying, "We've released all of the information we are going to." A policeman who was once of the first to arrive at the scene of the shot-gun murder says, "It's a mistake to let him out of jail ... I wish we could have charged him with capital murder. I think he'd stalked her that day with the purpose of executing her -- that's exactly what he did -- execute her." See full story here.

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