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Revealed: Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued a total of 428 pardons in the six weeks before leaving office including freeing a child rapist...
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Miloch
2019-12-13 19:30:23 UTC
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...and a killer whose family raised $21,500 for his campaign

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7786425/Bevin-pardons-include-man-brother-held-fundraiser.html

Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons before leaving the Governor's office this year

Among the beneficiaries were Patrick Brian Baker, 41, who was sentenced to 19
years in prison for multiple crimes including reckless homicide

Baker's brother hosted a political fundraiser at his home last year, which
raised $21,500 for Bevin's campaign

Other pardons included one for Micah Schoettle, sentenced last year to 23 years
in prison for raping a nine-year-old

Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued a slew of pardons on his way out of
office including to a convicted killer whose brother raised money for the
Republican.

Bevin, who lost to Democrat Andy Beshear last month in a close race, issued a
total of 428 pardons since the November 5 election and leaving office this week,
according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

The recipients include a man convicted of raping a nine-year-old and another man
who allegedly murdered his former lover and decapitated her.

Another is Patrick Brian Baker, who was convicted of homicide and other crimes
in a fatal 2014 home break-in in Knox County, the Louisville Courier Journal
reported.

Baker's family raised $21,500 at a political fundraiser at their home last year
for Bevin to cover debt from his 2015 campaign for governor.

Additionally, Baker's brother and sister-in-law also gave $4,000 to Bevin's
campaign on the day of the fundraiser, the newspaper reported.

Baker, 41, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for reckless homicide,
impersonating a peace officer, robbery and tampering with evidence. He served
two years.

Commonwealth's Attorney Jackie Steele prosecuted Patrick Baker and other
defendants for the 2014 death of Donald Mills.

He told the Courier Journal it would be an 'understatement to say I am
aggrieved' by Bevin's pardon. The other defendants were not pardoned.

Steele added: 'What makes Mr Baker any different than the other two?'

In the pardon order, however, Bevin claimed the evidence against Baker was
'sketchy at best'.

Judge David Williams, who sentenced Baker in 2017, disagreed with Bevin's
assessment.

He told the Courier Journal that in his 30 years of service: 'I’ve never seen a
more compelling or complete case...the evidence was just overwhelming.'

Bevin also pardoned Delmar Partin, who was convicted of murdering his former
lover and stuffing her headless body into a 55-gallon drum at a chemical plant
in Barbourville in 1993 where the two were co-workers.

Partin was serving a life sentence in prison, but defense attorneys argued at
the trial that there was only a five- to 10-minute window of time for Partin to
commit the crime and there was no physical evidence linking him to the death.

Bevin cited the 'inability or unwillingness of the state to use existing DNA
evidence to either affirm or disprove this conviction' in his pardon order

Another pardon came for Micah Schoettle, who was sentenced last year to 23 years
in prison for raping a nine-year-old child in Kenton County, the Courier Journal
reported.

Bevin wrote that Schoettle was convicted of a heinous crime 'based only on
testimony that was not supported by any physical evidence.'

He added he does 'not believe that the charges against Mr Schoettle are true.'

Bevin also commuted the death sentence of Greg Wilson, who was convicted in 1987
of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Deborah Pooley in Covington. Her body was
dumped in Indiana and not found for two weeks.

Bevin said in his order that Wilson's legal defense was inadequate and the
'prosecution and defense in this case were, from start to finish, incredibly
incompetent.'

Wilson's sentence was reduced to life with the possibility of parole after
serving a minimum of 30 years.

'It's a sad day for Kentucky, not just in the Micah Schoettle case, but in a
number of different rape cases, child molesting cases, murder cases where the
victims have all been done a grave injustice by our former governor,' Rob
Sanders, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney, told the Courier Journal.

'It's mindboggling how any governor could be this irresponsible. It's an
abomination of the criminal justice system.'




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super70s
2019-12-14 08:01:33 UTC
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...and a killer whose family raised $21,500 for his campaign
more at
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7786425/Bevin-pardons-include-
man-brother-held-fundraiser.html
Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons before leaving the Governor's office this year.
Among the beneficiaries were Patrick Brian Baker, 41, who was sentenced to
19 years in prison for multiple crimes including reckless homicide.
Baker's brother hosted a political fundraiser at his home last year, which
raised $21,500 for Bevin's campaign.
Other pardons included one for Micah Schoettle, sentenced last year to 23
years in prison for raping a nine-year-old.
Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued a slew of pardons on his way out
of office including to a convicted killer whose brother raised money for the
Republican.
Bevin, who lost to Democrat Andy Beshear last month in a close race, issued a
total of 428 pardons since the November 5 election and leaving office this
week, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.
The recipients include a man convicted of raping a nine-year-old and another
man who allegedly murdered his former lover and decapitated her.
Another is Patrick Brian Baker, who was convicted of homicide and other
crimes in a fatal 2014 home break-in in Knox County, the Louisville Courier
Journal reported.
Baker's family raised $21,500 at a political fundraiser at their home last
year for Bevin to cover debt from his 2015 campaign for governor.
Additionally, Baker's brother and sister-in-law also gave $4,000 to Bevin's
campaign on the day of the fundraiser, the newspaper reported.
Baker, 41, was sentenced to 19 years in prison for reckless homicide,
impersonating a peace officer, robbery and tampering with evidence. He
served two years.
Commonwealth's Attorney Jackie Steele prosecuted Patrick Baker and other
defendants for the 2014 death of Donald Mills.
He told the Courier Journal it would be an 'understatement to say I am
aggrieved' by Bevin's pardon. The other defendants were not pardoned.
Steele added: 'What makes Mr Baker any different than the other two?'
In the pardon order, however, Bevin claimed the evidence against Baker was
'sketchy at best'.
Judge David Williams, who sentenced Baker in 2017, disagreed with Bevin's
assessment.
He told the Courier Journal that in his 30 years of service: 'Ive never seen
a more compelling or complete case...the evidence was just overwhelming.'
Bevin also pardoned Delmar Partin, who was convicted of murdering his former
lover and stuffing her headless body into a 55-gallon drum at a chemical
plant in Barbourville in 1993 where the two were co-workers.
Partin was serving a life sentence in prison, but defense attorneys argued at
the trial that there was only a five- to 10-minute window of time for Partin
to commit the crime and there was no physical evidence linking him to the
death.
Bevin cited the 'inability or unwillingness of the state to use existing DNA
evidence to either affirm or disprove this conviction' in his pardon order
Another pardon came for Micah Schoettle, who was sentenced last year to 23
years in prison for raping a nine-year-old child in Kenton County, the Courier
Journal reported.
Bevin wrote that Schoettle was convicted of a heinous crime 'based only on
testimony that was not supported by any physical evidence.'
He added he does 'not believe that the charges against Mr Schoettle are true.'
Bevin also commuted the death sentence of Greg Wilson, who was convicted in
1987 of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Deborah Pooley in Covington. Her
body was dumped in Indiana and not found for two weeks.
Bevin said in his order that Wilson's legal defense was inadequate and the
'prosecution and defense in this case were, from start to finish, incredibly
incompetent.'
Wilson's sentence was reduced to life with the possibility of parole after
serving a minimum of 30 years.
'It's a sad day for Kentucky, not just in the Micah Schoettle case, but in a
number of different rape cases, child molesting cases, murder cases where
the victims have all been done a grave injustice by our former governor,' Rob
Sanders, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney, told the Courier Journal.
'It's mindboggling how any governor could be this irresponsible. It's an
abomination of the criminal justice system.'
There was a similar scandal with a Democratic governor in Tennessee back
in the '70s, Ray Blanton. Went rogue and started pardoning everybody
left and right at the end of his term, after he'd already been entangled
in other scandals. They had to swear in governor elect Lamar Alexander
before his scheduled inauguration date. Maybe Kentucky should consider
doing the same.

God knows how pardon happy our rogue president is going to be in his
final days, hopefully in Jan. 2021.
Miloch
2019-12-14 13:39:52 UTC
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super70s says...
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...and a killer whose family raised $21,500 for his campaign
more at
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7786425/Bevin-pardons-include-
man-brother-held-fundraiser.html
There was a similar scandal with a Democratic governor in Tennessee back
in the '70s, Ray Blanton. Went rogue and started pardoning everybody
left and right at the end of his term, after he'd already been entangled
in other scandals. They had to swear in governor elect Lamar Alexander
before his scheduled inauguration date. Maybe Kentucky should consider
doing the same.
God knows how pardon happy our rogue president is going to be in his
final days, hopefully in Jan. 2021.
It's almost guaranteed that if he loses, he'll charge that the Democrats sneaked
in 60 million illegal aliens/voters and rigged the election...then refuse to
leave.



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BeamMeUpScotty
2019-12-14 18:27:17 UTC
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Post by Miloch
super70s says...
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...and a killer whose family raised $21,500 for his campaign
more at
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7786425/Bevin-pardons-include-
man-brother-held-fundraiser.html
There was a similar scandal with a Democratic governor in Tennessee back
in the '70s, Ray Blanton. Went rogue and started pardoning everybody
left and right at the end of his term, after he'd already been entangled
in other scandals. They had to swear in governor elect Lamar Alexander
before his scheduled inauguration date. Maybe Kentucky should consider
doing the same.
God knows how pardon happy our rogue president is going to be in his
final days, hopefully in Jan. 2021.
It's almost guaranteed that if he loses, he'll charge that the Democrats sneaked
in 60 million illegal aliens/voters and rigged the election...then refuse to
leave.
On the Bright side.... if you're "woke" then you don't have any children
to be raped....
--
That's Karma

When DEMOCRATS ban our guns they're holding the American people at gun
point, and the DEMOCRATS become an occupying force.
Miloch
2019-12-14 19:51:40 UTC
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Post by Miloch
super70s says...
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Post by Miloch
...and a killer whose family raised $21,500 for his campaign
more at
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7786425/Bevin-pardons-include-
man-brother-held-fundraiser.html
There was a similar scandal with a Democratic governor in Tennessee back
in the '70s, Ray Blanton. Went rogue and started pardoning everybody
left and right at the end of his term, after he'd already been entangled
in other scandals. They had to swear in governor elect Lamar Alexander
before his scheduled inauguration date. Maybe Kentucky should consider
doing the same.
God knows how pardon happy our rogue president is going to be in his
final days, hopefully in Jan. 2021.
It's almost guaranteed that if he loses, he'll charge that the Democrats sneaked
in 60 million illegal aliens/voters and rigged the election...then refuse to
leave.
On the Bright side.... if you're "woke" then you don't have any children
to be raped....
Considering Trump's non-existent relationship with son Barron, he might as well
not have any children...and he sure ain't "woke"...he's just completely unfit to
be President.

On the Bright side...he'll prolly lose in 2020 and become the subject of SDNY
indictments.

...yes, BeamerBoy...there's a brighter day tomorrow!



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super70s
2019-12-15 05:46:43 UTC
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...and a killer whose family raised $21,500 for his campaign
more at
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7786425/Bevin-pardons-include-
man-brother-held-fundraiser.html
There was a similar scandal with a Democratic governor in Tennessee back
in the '70s, Ray Blanton. Went rogue and started pardoning everybody
left and right at the end of his term, after he'd already been entangled
in other scandals. They had to swear in governor elect Lamar Alexander
before his scheduled inauguration date. Maybe Kentucky should consider
doing the same.
God knows how pardon happy our rogue president is going to be in his
final days, hopefully in Jan. 2021.
It's almost guaranteed that if he loses, he'll charge that the Democrats sneaked
in 60 million illegal aliens/voters and rigged the election...then refuse to
leave.
On the Bright side.... if you're "woke" then you don't have any children
to be raped....
Considering Trump's non-existent relationship with son Barron, he might as
well not have any children...and he sure ain't "woke"...he's just completely unfit
to be President.
On the Bright side...he'll prolly lose in 2020 and become the subject of SDNY
indictments.
...yes, BeamerBoy...there's a brighter day tomorrow!
Get with the program, no one is allowed to bring Mad King Don's kids into the
debate. However he is allowed make fun of kids himself, even those with
disabilities.

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