Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Michigan: Commutation of Sentence

Gov. Jennifer Granholm has commuted the life sentence of 56-year old Kylleen Hargrave-Thomas, who has been in prison more than 10 years for killing her ex-boyfriend. The murder (by stabbing) resulted from frustration over the fact that the victim decided that he would not enter into marriage with Hargrave-Thomas. The victim’s ex-wife, however, is upset about what she sees as a mere "political move." She notes Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan recommended clemency in a letter to the governor. See story here.

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