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Delaware Gov. Commutes Deeply Contested Death Sentence

By Kathleen MacRae, ACLU of Delaware at 1:00pm
Delaware Governor Jack Markell made history today when he announced that he would commute the death sentence of Robert Gattis to life in prison. Two days ago, the Delaware Board of Pardons for the first time in its history recommended that the death sentence be commuted. Gov. Markell cited that “unusual and perhaps historic” recommendation when he made the announcement.
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