Tuesday, January 10, 2012

American Justice

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Reuters) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour pardoned four convicted murderers who worked at the Governor's Mansion, releasing them from prison in the final days of his term in office, state officials said on Monday.

In all, Barbour pardoned four men convicted of murder and another convicted of burglary and robbery, all serving life sentences. In the executive orders Barbour signed, he wrote each "proved to be a diligent and dedicated workman."

The pardoned inmates included David Glenn Gatlin, who was denied parole in December on his conviction for shooting dead his estranged wife while she cradled their baby in 1993.

"He shot her in the head while she was holding a baby. He's a cold-blooded murderer," said Tiffany Ellis Brewer, the victim's sister.

Strange that he didn't release a bunch of murderers that weren't working at the Governor's Mansion. My guess is that they stumbled in on him blowing a guy, and that was the condition for their silence.

I'm also guessing none of Mississippi's pot heads were released.

Republicans are so awesome..

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