Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Hampshire: Denied

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and the State's Executive Council have denied a pardon hearing for Shayne Pitts, who was convicted in 1991 of killing his pregnant girlfriend. At the time of the murder, Pitts was 18 and on LSD. He received a 40 years-to-life sentence. The victim's mother supported the request, but it was opposed by the State's attorney general, the sentencing judge and state police. See story here.

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