Friday, March 13, 2009
Michael Steele was convicted for the murder of Police Sergeant Brant "Butch" Nine in 1988. He was also convicted for attempting to kill another police officer and the result was a 110-year sentence. But Steele filed an application for clemency one year ago and will have a second hearing on the matter April 2nd. A prosecutor pledges to oppose the request and petitions are said to be in circulation, calling on the Indiana State Parole Board to deny clemency. See story here and here.