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Clemency For Dying Inmate?



By Kurt Gilchrist

An unusual clemency request has been made on behalf of a death row inmate. 

Max Soffar has been awaiting a date with the executioner for 34-years. 

"We're asking the Board of Pardons and Parole to release Max Soffar and send him home, so he can spend his last days with his loved ones being comforted as he dies of liver cancer" said Brian Stull with the American Civil Liberties Union. 

Stull told 550 KTSA News no execution date has been set, and there is no precendet for the Parole Board to recommend clemency to the Governor. 

"It's an extraordinary case where it's warranted because he's innocent--and because he's dying of cvancer--and because his appeals are not going to be finished, they can not be finished before he dies" Stull said. 


 

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