Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oklahoma: Call for Clemency

59-year-old Jerome Jay Erslan was offered a charge of manslaughter in exchange for a guilty plea. But, he refused. So, jurors convicted him of first-degree murder. Lawyers are planning an appeal but "supporters" are said to be seeking a pardon from the governor.

You see, Erslan shot a masked individual who joined another individual - who was armed - during the course of a robbery in a pharmacy. The 14-year-old armed robber escaped, but Erslan shot the unarmed robber (who was 16), six times! See story here and here.

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