Iowa Gov. denies 10 applications for commutation
DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad announced Wednesday that he had denied applications from 10 Iowa inmates seeking reduction of their sentences.
Six of the applicants are serving life sentences for murder, two were convicted of robbery and two of kidnapping. The governor’s spokesman Tim Albrecht said Branstad made the decisions after a review that included checking materials sent by the parole board, receiving public input and conducting staff interviews with some of the inmates.
Albrecht said the parole board gave an unfavorable recommendation for all applicants. According to the governor’s office the rejected applicants were:
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