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Old 09-26-2005, 12:11 AM
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Default Article: Candidate Risks Election Over Lifer Pardons

Bruning urges mercy as Pardons Board considers commutation
BY Nancy Hicks / Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln, Nebraska

Sometimes the get-tough attitude on crime should be tempered by mercy, Attorney General Jon Bruning said during an unsuccessful attempt Wednesday to get an inmate’s life sentence reduced.

Bruning failed to*persuade the other Pardons Board members — Secretary of State John Gale and Gov. Dave Heineman — to give a second chance to a man sentenced when he was 18 to life without parole for his role in a murder.

Bruning admitted this stand could jeopardize his own re-election bid.

Full text of article: http://www.journalstar.com/articles/...9097170845.txt

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