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  On His Way Out, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Pardons Murderers, Rapists, Hundreds More
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Dec 13, 2019 10:21pm
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AuthorBrakkton Booker
News DateFriday, December 13, 2019 09:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin departed the governor's mansion three days ago, but the reverberations of some of his final actions are still being felt across the state.

Bevin, a Republican who narrowly lost a bid for a second term last month, issued pardons to hundreds of people, including convicted rapists, murderers and drug offenders.

In one case, Bevin pardoned a man convicted of homicide. That man's family raised more than $20,000 at a political fundraiser to help Bevin pay off a debt owed from his 2015 gubernatorial campaign.

In all, the former governor signed off on 428 pardons and commutations since his loss to Democrat Andy Beshear, according to The Courier-Journal. The paper notes, "The beneficiaries include one offender convicted of raping a child, another who hired a hit man to kill his business partner and a third who killed his parents."
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