Andy Beshear has declared that he will restore the voting rights of thousands of felons when he signs an executive order on Thursday.
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
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.
Matt Bevin, former Republican governor of Kentucky, exited office less than a week ago after narrowly losing his reelection bid to Democrat Andy Beshear only to land himself in the middle of a new controversy. On his way out of the governor’s mansion, the Republican issued at least 419 commutations and 161 pardons. According to [
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.
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Newly sworn-in Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear restored voting rights for over 140,000 former felons in the state through an executive order, his office announced Thursday.