Blunt pardons six non-violent offenders
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Matt Blunt pardoned six people yesterday, cleaning their records of non-violent crimes they were convicted of years ago.
The five men and one woman were convicted of a range of crimes, from stealing to second-degree arson.
Blunt said the pardons were recommended by the Missouri Probation and Parole Board. He said the individuals also had the support of local officials and religious leaders.
Most of the six were convicted of their crimes decades ago. The most recent conviction dates to 1990.