Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Gov. Ted Kulongoski has denied David Black's petition for clemency. Black received a mandatory minimum sentence (of more than six years) from a judge after being convicted of manslaughter during a "drag racing" incident. The result was the death of two teen aged girls but a co-defendant received a sentence of a mere six months. Prosecutors say Black, who maintained his innocence before the judge, is not taking responsibility for his crime. Read more about the case here.