So far, five of the pardoned prisoners have been released, four of whom are convicted murderers. Please provide a valid email address. The law-and-order Republican grants more than pardons or early releases as he leaves office. But since Barbour pardoned a previous felony DUI offense upon leaving office in January, Bostick will be tried as though the current offense is his third. Green ordered the five men who were released to report daily to the state corrections department.

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Never my intent to harm Charity or anyone else.

They are David Gatlin, convicted of killing his estranged wife in ; Joseph Ozment, convicted in of killing a man during a robbery; Anthony McCray, convicted in of killing his wife; Charles Hooker, sentenced to life in for murder; and Nathan Kern, sentenced to life in for burglary after at least two prior convictions.

Many of the people were already out of prison or otherwise free. The matter threatens to tarnish the exceptional reputation that Barbour enjoyed in his conservative home state, even as high-profile gaffes on the national stage last year made him reconsider a run for president.


Harry Russ Bostick, 57, admitted in circuit court in Pontotoc County that he was under the influence of alcohol when his Ford truck struck the car of Charity Smith and killed her. Stateline Article January 11, By: Ironically, he lost a son a theology student at Arkansas. Please purchase a subscription to continue reading. Phil Bryant — and every statewide elected office save attorney general. So far, five of the pardoned prisoners have been released, four of whom are convicted murderers.

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Outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardons shock Mississippi

Want her to be home. Neither Bostick, Farese, Kelly have questions.

No way to tell you how much I love her. Below is a running account from the Pontotoc County courtroom. Highway in Pontotoc County.

Man pardoned by Mississippi’s Barbour charged in fatal crash

Kelly looks to family in audience says he willget him information. Believe his apology is sincere.

The New York Times reports that the pardons also stand in contrast to the practice of previous Mississippi governors, noting that Barbour’s three predecessors issued full pardons among them to just 18 people. Old stories bzrbour welcome guests by the fire.

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This isn’t Bostick’s first-run in with the law in Mississippi. All worked in the governor’s mansion while Barbour was in office, a job they qualified for because they lived in minimum security prisons. The 21 still in barboue hadn’t been let out yet because processing paperwork — including a hour advance notice to victims — generally requires several days.


He paedons also charged with a death caused by driving under the influence DUI. Should I also state to the court what we would have proved if we went to trial?

Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Barbour pardoned him for the third conviction, giving him rights E-mails show Barbour’s staff knew about the fatal crash before the pardon was issued. His attorney did not respond immediately parrons a call on Monday for comment.

I understand better than I wish to personally some of the facts of this case. Before they can be released, however, Hood is having his staff call newspapers around the state to determine whether they had published notices of the request for pardons. Hood said brabour doesn’t think the inmates held back from release had met the publication requirement. Would you like to receive our daily news?