In one case that has drawn particular attention, he pardoned a murderer whose family raised big money to pay off Bevin's campaign debt.
Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost his seat in November, has issued 428 pardons in his final days in office. Many of those pardoned are controversial, violent felons. Prosecutors are dismayed.
Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) issued a series of tweets late Friday defending himself amid scrutiny of hundreds of pardons and commutations he issued before leaving office.Bevin, who los
Delmar Partin was convicted of strangling a woman and stuffing her body in a barrel. Micah Schoettle was sent to prison after a middle schooler testified that he had repeatedly sexually assaulted her, starting from the time she was 9. Patrick Baker was found guilty of killing a man and impersonating a United States marshal during a robbery. All three men walked out of prison this week after Kentucky’s outgoing governor, Matt Bevin, issued more
The outgoing governor pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 400 people as he left office, prompting calls for an investigation.
The killer's family reportedly raised funds and contributed to Bevin's campaign.
Kentucky Democrats are demanding a special prosecutor investigation of former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for the hundreds of pardons he handed to convicted criminals on his last day in office this week. Bevin‘s more than 400 pardons and commutations – some for people guilty of gruesome murders and rapes — came to light Wednesday, a
After conceding to Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory -- but before giving up his governorship -- Kentucky’s now-former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned 428 people between election day through the end of his term Monday, according to the Secretary of State's Office, including some who committed violent offenses.
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