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Mississippi / Governor's Pardons #1019690

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The saga of the pardons by outgoing Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour re-introduced; details given about Harry Bostick, pardoned after his third DUI and about some of the murderers released; scenes shown of Barbour evading CNN's Ed Lavandera. [On CNN, January 27, BARBOUR - says almost all murderers are least likely to commit another crime; says the victims' relatives met with him.] [Shooting victim Randy WALKER†- recounts being hunted down and shot.]

(Oxford, Mississippi: Ed Lavandera) The behavior of one pardoned man who killed Charity Smith in a car accident while he was drunk featured; scenes shown of the police with drunk driver Harry Bostick and of Barbour refusing to talk to CNN; details given about evidence against Bostick, who still got pardoned. [Victim's mother Linda SMITH†- laments her daughter's death; asks what can she do.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An earlier interview with Linda Smith presented. [SMITH - talks about her daughter; asks why the governor went ahead with the Bostick pardon despite a fourth DUI; asserts no one has called her about what happened.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Lavandera, Ed

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