Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Arkansas: Recommendation

The Associated Press reports that the State's Parole Board has recommended clemency for Annie Varnell Ross, a 76-year-old woman who was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder. A similar recommendation was made in November of 2006. The request is opposed by a prosecutor although Ross's application claims that her victim was an "abusive" boyfriend. Ross, who was convicted in 1983 also feels as though "she has paid her debt to society." See story here.

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