Tag: Pardons and commutations

Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding...
Texas parole board recommends killer be spared from death

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for...
Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried again

LIMA, Peru — A court in Peru has ruled that former strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite...
El Salvador commutes women’s 30-year abortion sentence

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador's Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the sentence of a woman serving 30 years in prison for what...
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has granted a pardon to a 44-year-old former gang member who turned his life around. ...
Oklahoma AG backed ex-soldier’s push for pardon on his own

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's attorney general said Friday that he acted on his own when he sent a letter to President Donald Trump supporting...
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's attorney general is urging President Donald Trump to issue a pardon to a former U.S. soldier who was convicted of...
Jack Johnson descendant hopes for pardon, maybe from Trump

In Jim Crow America, it's no wonder that Jack Johnson was the most despised African-American of his generation. ...
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OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City pharmacist convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of a teenage robber has been granted a hearing on...

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