Friday, June 7, 2013

Oklahoma: Mercy Recommended

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has recommended clemency for a man scheduled to be executed later this month. Thirty-nine year old Brian Darrell Davis was convicted for raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother. But the Board, in a 4-1 vote, has recommended that his sentence be commuted to "life in prison without the possibility of parole."

Davis is said to have "taken responsibility" for his actions, and has apologized. But Assistant Attorney General Robert Whittaker is reported to be "disappointed" with the Board's decision. Attorney General Scott Pruitt also denounced the decision as "incomprehensible" because Davis "does not deserve our pity or clemency." See full story here.

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