Monday, August 29, 2005

The governor did it!

This just off the Associated Press wire:

Governor Commutes Death Sentence for Arthur Baird

Associated Press August 29, 2005

Baird says forces manipulated his hands to commit the murders, something his advocates say is proof that he was mentally ill.

Although the parole board voted 3-1 to recommend that Daniels deny clemency, some members struggled with the complex claims of mental illness.

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last week that Baird was competent to be executed.

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