Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Governor grants pardon

Here is a Lawrence Journal World article reporting that the KU Defender Project helped Samuel Jarvis Hunt obtain a pardon of his 1969 Sedgwick County robbery conviction. The article sets out the history and background of the case:
For some observers, Hunt's pardon represents a righting of a wrong that highlighted tension in Kansas, and in the country, in the 1960s.

Hunt, along with seven other black defendants from Kansas known as the "Wichita 8," was convicted of robbery by an all-white jury.
The pardon application was supported by former judge and attorney general Robert Stephen. This is the second clemency action in quite some time. Governor Sebelius issued a partial pardon in one case and this one.

Here is coverage at Pardon.Power.com.

1 comment:

ska said...

The coverage is nice. Topic is very much appreciated.