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Mississippi / Governor's Pardons / Hill, Family Interviews #1013348

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 30, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story of four Mississippi murderers pardoned by Governor Haley Barbour re-introduced; details given about the whereabouts of Joseph Ozment in Wyoming and about the murders. [In Friday CNN interview, BARBOUR - says the murderers lived on the mansion grounds and the experts say these men are least likely to commit another crime.] [Victim's sister Mary McABEE†- recounts her brother's murder.] [In interview, forensic psychiatrist Helen MORRISON†- says passion criminals will commit other crimes.] [Victim's sister Tiffany BREWER†, mother Betty ELLIS†- recount her sister/daughter's murder.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood about the pardoned men. [HOOD - comments on the legal process in dealing with these "free men," on crimes of passion versus cold-blooded murder; criticizes Barbour's administration for releasing those with influence.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The legal issues in the Mississippi pardons system discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with murder victim Tammy Gatlin's sister and mother about the pardons. [BREWER, ELLIS - deny any contacts with the governor as he claimed; believe the governor broke the provisions of the law; suggests Barbour did not look at her daughter's murder case.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Jeffrey, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:16:40

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