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Files missing on killers pardoned by Barbour
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Source: CBS News

January 26, 2012 5:13 AM

Files missing on killers pardoned by Barbour

(AP) JACKSON, Miss. - Pardon files are missing or don't exist for four convicted killers and another man who worked as trusties at the Governor's Mansion and were pardoned by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour during his final days in office.

The Associated Press made public records requests for such documents, but state officials said Wednesday they don't have them on the trusties and some others pardoned by Barbour, a two-term Republican governor who left office this month.

Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat who has filed a legal challenge to dozens of the 198 pardons issued by Barbour at the end of his second term, said about 20 files are missing from a batch of several boxes that his office is examining.

Barbour's lawyers said in court records that pardon files, which generally contain letters and ot

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No worries. It's probably one one of those "It's okay if you are a Republican" thangs.

I think Barbour's defense of the members of his local White Citizens Council trumps this mess, but imagine if a Democrat did either of those things.

And they were touting Barbour as a possible Presidential candidate, no less. (I remember in particular how much Morning Schmoe was fawning and salivating over the Barbour as a Presidential candidate.)

Anyhoo, at this link, you will find, along with the rest of this story, links to the following;

Pardoned Miss. murderers to remain free for now
New Miss. governor boots inmate workers from mansion
Video: Barbour on politics, controversial pardons

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