Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Texas: Lawyer Disbarred, Pardoned, Angry.

Police say Robert Mustard shot himself in the head after shooting 66-year-old Richard Smith four times in the legs and 39-year-old Christopher Smith in the head and the neck (both men survived the attack). It is reported that Mustard, who received a law degree from Southern Methodist University, was "upset about financial dealings." In the 70s and 80s, he was disbarred and faced compulsory discipline after a conviction for felony bribery. But, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice also reports that Mustard received a 10-year sentence, was released on parole on Dec. 4, 1988 and received a full pardon from Governor Bill Clements in 1990. See more on the story here and here. We guess it is time to give Clements the Huckabee treatment! How could he release a violent felon and fail to see what is so obvious almost two decades later?

1 comment:

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Clements is long-gone, I'm afraid. Plus he was a moderate so today's Rs would be happy to blame him!

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