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Pardoned {by Haley Barbour} DUI convict faces more charges in fatal accident
Source: cnn

Pardoned DUI convict faces more charges in fatal accident
By Ed Lavandera and Rich Phillips, CNN
updated 12:31 PM EST, Fri February 3, 2012

OXFORD, Mississippi (CNN) -- Unraveling the complex back stories of the more than 200 pardons issued by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is revealing serious questions about how pardon review decisions were carried out.

But perhaps no pardon is as confounding as the case of Harry Bostick. The retired Internal Revenue Service investigator's pardon has been called "heinous" by critics of Barbour.


When Barbour pardoned Bostick in January, the convicted DUI felon was sitting in an Oxford, Mississippi, jail cell for violating the terms of a previous DUI sentence and was awaiting formal charges from yet another drunken driving accident in October that ended in the tragic death of 18-year-old Charity Smith. Who's at fault in that accident has yet to be determined.


Bostick was given a full pardon for a felony drunken driving offense dating from March 2009. That offense was Bostick's third drunken driving arrest in a little more than year.

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If Barbour were a Democrat, the media would never shut up about these pardons and he would be, at a minimum, tarred and feathered by now.

But, he's a Republican.

So, let's focus on Matthew Brodericks's Super Bowl commercial (aka shiny thing) instead.
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