Pardons And Commutations
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has spared the life of a condemned killer who says he is innocent of a 1994 shooting that killed three people, including a 4-year-old girl.
SANTA FE, N.M. - The showdown between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid has fascinated the American public for nearly 130 years with its classic, Old West storyline of the frontier lawman hunting down the notorious gunslinger.
RENO, Nev. - A century ago, black heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson reached the pinnacle of his career when he defeated "Great White Hope" Jim Jeffries in Reno in what was billed as the "Fight of the Century." One hundred years later fans of the legendary fighter are still seeking a posthumous presidential pardon for Johnson, saying that his later conviction for transporting a woman across state lines for immoral purposes was steeped in racism.
LIMA, Peru - Peruvian Cabinet ministers will discuss whether to deport a paroled New Yorker who served 15 years in prison for aiding leftist rebels.
WASHINGTON - Jerald terHorst, who resigned as White House press secretary rather than defend President Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, is dead at age 87.