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Mississippi / Pardon Controversy #1011517

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy in Mississippi over the many pardons granted by outgoing Governor Haley Barbour, including 14 murderers who worked at the governor's mansion, introduced.

(Martin Savidge) The legal wrangling to halt this pardon process with the murderers still free reviewed; details given of the case of David Gatlin, who shot his wife and others in 1993 and was freed by Gatlin. [Shooting victim Randy WALKER, police officer David RUTH†, victim's sister Tiffany BREWER†- recount the gunshots in 1993; worry about what Gatlin may do.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood and CNN's Jeffrey Toobin about the pardons. [HOOD - comments on the legal options re: the prisoners and the pardons: a mess that Barbour made.] [TOOBIN - comments on the publishing requirements before pardons.] Barbour's statement about his clemency decision quoted.

Cooper, Anderson

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