Monday, November 13, 2017

Pardon for Murder He Did Not Commit

It is reported that the Nevada Board of Pardons "has voted to clear a man who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he did not commit."  Gov. Brian Sandoval and seven state Supreme Court justices "voted to issue an unconditional pardon to 54-year-old Fred Steese."

Attorney General Adam Laxalt, however, cast the sole no vote, because of a letter from a District Attorney's office opposing the pardon.
"Steese was convicted of the 1992 killing of a Las Vegas performer but always maintained his innocence. A judge declared him factually innocent in 2012, but the district attorney refiled charges. In order to get out of prison, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while maintaining his innocence."
See story here.

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