guy was convicted of reckless homicide, first-degree robbery, impersonating a peace officer and tampering with physical evidence
at his sentencing the judge said I’ve never seen a more compelling or complete case … the evidence was just overwhelming
the judge gave him 19 years saying "It’s 19 years because that’s all I can give you…if I could give you more, I would.”
the convicted killers family helped raise over 20k to help pay off governor bevins campaign debt.
the governor pardoned him after he served only 2 years.
his 2 codefendents who didnt raise any money didnt receive pardons
since election day bevin has pardoned over 400 people including a child rapist who only served a year of a 23 year sentence
Part of me says there should be some recourse to ■■■■ like this. This is obviously payback for a generous donation. This guy should be in jail, no ifs, ands, or buts. There should be a mechanism where someone can say Hell No to a ridiculous pardon like this.
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A number of years back an outgoing Governor of Illinois commuted the death sentence of everyone on death row. No legislative change had been made.
Pardons and commutations should have about a months limbo before going into effect so that their is a process to reverse the most egregious of those.
What if a governor is just ticked at his state for not reelecting him and decides to pardon everybody in the system?
I understand what you’re saying, but it’s not the best comparison. Commuting a death sentence leaves the criminal in prison. Pardoning releases him. Commuting a death sentence isnt the governor saying he should be free and then making it so.