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    Gov. Haley Barbour approved full pardons for nearly 200 people

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...%3BcontentBody

    Pardoned. The guy shot his wife while she was holding a 2-month old baby. He then turned and shot another man, who survived the shooting.
    Pardoned. After he was just denied parole a few weeks back.
    Pardoned. He earned privileges for good behavior at a program he participated in at the governor's mansion, possibly leading to his pardon. HE COULD HAVE BEEN FAKING IT!
    Pardoned. Sentenced to life in prison and now out, no monitoring, no parole, no nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykat1 View Post
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...%3BcontentBody

    Pardoned. The guy shot his wife while she was holding a 2-month old baby. He then turned and shot another man, who survived the shooting.
    Pardoned. After he was just denied parole a few weeks back.
    Pardoned. He earned privileges for good behavior at a program he participated in at the governor's mansion, possibly leading to his pardon. HE COULD HAVE BEEN FAKING IT!
    Pardoned. Sentenced to life in prison and now out, no monitoring, no parole, no nothing
    I can't believe the governor did this! Somebody needs to be watching out for the safety of his child and his wife's family.

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    And, he left the baby there to lay in the mother's blood. The baby is lucky to have lived too. But, he worked in the Governor's Mansion, so this monster obviously got "special privileges." Haley Barbour needs to face some serious punishment himself. This is sickening! This man will kill again!

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    Does anyone know any details of the original story in 93?
    Did he plead guilty?
    Was anyone else ever a suspect?
    Has he maintained his innocence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie09 View Post
    Does anyone know any details of the original story in 93?
    Did he plead guilty?
    Was anyone else ever a suspect?
    Has he maintained his innocence?
    "In 1993, David Glenn Gatlin leveled a gun at the head of his wife, Tammy, and killed her while she held their 2-month-old child, then turned the gun on family friend Randy Walker and shot him in the head as well. Walker survived."

    http://www.clarionledger.com/article...ned-by-Barbour
    Just my opinion

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    http://www.10news.com/news/30166920/detail.html

    In his last days in office, outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned four men convicted of murder, a state official said Monday.

    David Gatlin, Joseph Ozment, Charles Hooker and Anthony McCray received full pardons and were released at 1 p.m. Sunday, said Suzanne Singletary, spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. All four were serving life sentences and worked as trusties at the governor's mansion, she said.
    Wow! I have really thought he was a good governor. He especially shined during Hurricane Katrina. What on earth would possess him to do this on his way out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnoliaMom View Post
    http://www.10news.com/news/30166920/detail.html



    Wow! I have really thought he was a good governor. He especially shined during Hurricane Katrina. What on earth would possess him to do this on his way out?
    Not the first killer he pardoned either. I also don't understand as to why convicted killers work as trusties in the governor's mansion?
    Just my opinion

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    My bad...he released 5 murderers in 2008. All also worked at the mansion.

    scroll to bottom or article
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...murderers.html

    This is not the first time Gov. Haley Barbour has pardoned criminals.

    Others, listed below, were also enrolled in the prison 'trusty' program which allows convicts to perform odd jobs around the governor's mansion based on their good behaviour.

    South Mississippi lawmakers unsuccessfully attempted to reduce Barbourís constitutional clemency powers in 2008.
    Always tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember what you said.--Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnoliaMom View Post
    My bad...he released 5 murderers in 2008. All also worked at the mansion.

    scroll to bottom or article
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...murderers.html
    Notice how most of those pardoned are men who either killed or injured their girlfriends or wives.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    "In 1993, David Glenn Gatlin leveled a gun at the head of his wife, Tammy, and killed her while she held their 2-month-old child, then turned the gun on family friend Randy Walker and shot him in the head as well. Walker survived."

    http://www.clarionledger.com/article...ned-by-Barbour
    Right, I saw that, but usually you can find an article on what someone's plea was in court - I can't find anything???


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    There was a survivor. And Gatlin was recently denied parole:

    http://www.wlox.com/story/16477859/p...-two-weeks-ago

    A convicted murderer released from prison over the weekend on a pardon by Gov. Haley Barbour was denied parole less than two weeks ago.

    A letter to one of the victims in the case said the Mississippi Parole Board turned down 40-year-old David Gatlin on Dec. 27.

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    Miss. Gov pardons 4 killers!

    http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-mi...214231800.html


    The inmates are David Gatlin, convicted of killing his estranged wife in 1993; Joseph Ozment, convicted in 1994 of killing a man during a robbery; Anthony McCray, convicted in 2001 of killing his wife; Charles Hooker, sentenced to life in 1992 for murder; and Nathan Kern, sentenced to life in 1982 for burglary after at least two prior convictions.
    Outrage is an understatement!

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    Vinnie P. on HLN did a whole segmant about this yesterday - but he said only TWO killers were pardoned. Wonder if they just added the other two today?

    That David Gatlin - he shot his wife, point blank range, in the forehead while she was holding their 6 month old baby! He also shot another man who was helping the mom, in the face. That guy was on with Vinnie (over the phone) yesterday.

    They also said that this Gatlin guy and one of the other ones had been working at the Governor's mansion through a prison program and that's how Gov. got to know them.

    GMAB!!!!

    ******walks away shaking head***************

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    Notice how most of those pardoned are men who either killed or injured their girlfriends or wives.
    In the Governor's youth, many of these crimes were not even prosecuted, and were considered "crimes of passion". It used to be, a man who caught his wife in bed with another man could kill them both and be immune from prosecution.

    She wasn't "in his arms" apparently, but in his home with her husband's baby.

    I really don't know any of the particulars, including what his general personality was like and whether this was very much out of character for him, a case of him just "snapping".

    After 18 years in prison, it seems like parole might be the way to go - I don't understand "pardoning" someone in this case. "Pardons", IMHO, should be reserved for cases where it comes to light the murderer was acting in self-defense or thought others were in grave danger.

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    you dont know how much my heart sank when I saw this topic... the guy that killed my father is in miss prison if they everrrrrrrrrrrr let that bastard loose...

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