Miss. Gov. Barbour pardons 4 killers

Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has pardoned at least four convicted killers who worked as inmate trusties at the Governor’s Mansion, including a man who was denied parole less than two weeks ago.

Relatives of three victims told The Associated Press on Monday that state corrections officials notified them over the weekend that the men convicted in the crimes were to be released this past Sunday.

Barbour’s office hasn’t responded to numerous messages. Barbour, a Republican, leaves office on Tuesday.

AP
1/9/12