Listen: US governor issues 428 pardons on leaving office.
"Governor Matt Bevin issued. Four hundred. Twenty eight pardons Auden's in his final days in office a list that includes multiple violent offenders. The Republican pardon to convicted child rapist as well well as a convicted murderer. whose brother raised money for Mr Bevan's election campaign? Mr Bevan was defeated by Democrat. Andy Bashir in November After a contentious election the flurry of pardon sent shockwaves. Through the state's legal system state prosecutors told local media. They had not been consulted altered on Mr Bevan's decision and families of the victims were not notified in advance. I'm a big believer in second chances. Mr Bevan's said in a statement to the Washington Post newspaper. I think this is a nation that was founded on the concept of redemption and second chances and new pages in life Mr Bevan space of pardons includes Dayton Jones convicted of sexually assaulting a fifteen year old boy Brett twitter convicted of killing a pastor and his wife while all drink driving and a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for throwing her newborn baby in the trash after giving birth in a flea market outhouse he also pardoned the man who was sentenced to twenty three years in prison last year for raping a nine-year-old child. The extensive list includes Patrick. Brian Baker convicted in two thousand seventeen of reckless homicide robbery in hustling a police officer and tampering with evidence links to a two thousand fourteen home invasion invasion that resulted in the death of Donald Mills. Mr Baker's brother and sister-in-law held a political fundraiser for Mr Bevan last year raising twenty not wanting a half thousand dollars and donating an additional four thousand dollars to his campaign at the same event. Mr Baker had served just two years of his seventeen eighteen year sentence when Mr Bevan pardoned him on the night of December he's co-conspirators in the robbery and homicide when not pardoned poll. Poll suggests Mr Bevan left office as one of the least popular governors in the country following high profile battles with unions and teachers"