Sunday, June 14, 2009
Gus Burns of the Saginaw News has a great story on the clemency effort of Ann P. Sangster a 69-year old woman who has served 27 years of a mandatory life sentence. Sangster was charged with the brutal murder of Claraica "Clara" B. Davis, although her husband has claimed all along that he alone was responsible. The 15-member Parole and Commutation Board will hear Sangster's plea for a commutation of sentence and make a recommendation to Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The article notes commutation requests are rare and only a few are granted. A brother of the victim argues Sangster should remain in prison. See story here.