Monday, December 7, 2015

Cheryl McCafferty To Be Pardoned By Gov. Beshear

Gov. Beshear Grants 197 Pardons, 6 Commutations

Cheryl McCafferty. Via WCPO.com. 
In his final executive action before leaving office, Gov. Steve Beshear today granted 197 pardons and 6 commutations to individuals sentenced for a range of offenses. Cheryl McCafferty, who shot her husband Robert in 2007 will be one of those.

FTM broke the story that McCafferty could be let out early (listen to that podcast here) but with the pardon by Beshear, she will be let out immediately.

So what does the pardon mean for McCafferty?
A pardon is an act of the Governor whereby a person is forgiven of a crime. If the person is still serving a prison sentence, that penalty is no longer in effect and the person will be released immediately. Any restrictions placed on ex-convicts do not apply to the pardoned person.

That being said, a pardon does not erase a conviction. The conviction remains on your criminal record and must be disclosed in any situation where information about past criminal activity is required. This is different from an expungement, which would mean that the crime never existed.

Throughout his 8 years in office, Gov. Beshear received more than 3,400 requests for pardons that were reviewed over several months by the Governor and his staff.

“I spent many long days weighing the merits and circumstances of individual cases before making my final decisions,” Gov. Beshear said. “The pardon authority afforded me by Section 77 of the Kentucky Constitution isn’t something I take lightly. We are talking about action that impacts the lives of so many individuals.”

Among the actions taken today by Gov. Beshear were commutations of sentence or full pardons to 10 women sentenced for violent crimes they committed.

“These 10 women – some of whom are currently incarcerated and some of whom have already been released from institutions – were recommended to me for consideration for full pardons after an extensive joint review by the Department for Public Advocacy and the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association,” Gov. Beshear said. “After further review of those files, I determined that some of the pardon requests should be granted, while others merited a commutation of sentence.”  

A full list of pardons are listed below:

Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Suffix
City
State
Adams
Billy
Blake
Maysville
KY
Akins
Alicia
Chantell
Paducah
KY
Back
Charles
Jerome
Nebo
KY
Baker
Francis
Lee
Lexington
KY
Barlow
Bruce
Thomas
Somerset
KY
Belew
Joseph
Leonard
Oak Grove
KY
Bennett
Christopher
Ray
Edmonton
KY
Besselman
Leona
Gail
Jeffersonville
KY
Bickett
John
Paul
Bardstown
KY
Birch
Rowlando
Ray
Danville
KY
Bishop
Michael
Ray
Louisville
KY
Blair
Travis
G.
Georgetown
KY
Blaisdell
Amber
L
Lexington
KY
Booker
Keith
Lavelle
Mt. Washington
KY
Bowman
Allison
Ann
Lexington
KY
Boyd
Dillard
Shawn
Prestonsburg
KY
Brickey
Justin
Dale
Sandy Hook
KY
Brown
Jenny
Lee
Dunnville
KY
Brownlee
Jesse
Frankfort
KY
Bryant
Angelia
Shaw
Russell Springs
KY
Burkins
Ronald
Lewis
Henderson
KY
Burton
Robert
William
Columbia
KY
Bybee
Joseph
Cole
Cadiz
KY
Carney
Christopher
Lynn
Campbellsville
KY
Carroll
Preston
Wade
Sandy Hook
KY
Carson
Philip
Gaines
Dallas
TX
Cash
Regina
Lee
Park Hills
KY
Chapman
Mark
Anthony
Salt Lick
KY
Choate
James
Brent
Shepherdsville
KY
Ciampa
Peter
Robert
Paducah
KY
Cima
Anthony
Joseph
Gray
KY
Clark
Michael
Warren
Frankfort
KY
Clark
Mabel
Lynette
Hopkinsville
KY
Clay
Cassandra
Denise
Lexington
KY
Cochran
Jeffrey
Lewis
Princeton
KY
Collins
Janice
Calista
Louisville
KY
Collinsworth
Amber
Nicole
Salyersville
KY
Colson
Larry
Thomas
LaCenter
KY
Combest
Keith
Casey
II
Henderson
KY
Cone
John
Luke
Benton
KY
Cook
Aprile
Leigh
Topmost
KY
Corbin
Claude
Michael
Jr.
Lexington
KY
Corde
Erica
Dawn
Lexington
KY
Coyle
Justin
Louis
Lebanon
KY
Craddock
Donald
Ray
Dry Ridge
KY
Craft
Jerry
Denton
Glasgow
KY
Crandal
Robin
Marie
Louisville
KY
Cunningham
Horace
Alton
III
Calvert City
KY
Dagnan
Christopher
A
Ezel
KY
Dame
Clayton
Eugene
Benton
KY
Davis
Tammy
LaToyia
Clarksville
TN
Dearing
Gregory
Eric
Louisville
KY
Eisner
Cathy
Ann
Louisville
KY
Ellis
Freddie
Garland
Sr.
Harrogate
TN
Emery
Chad
Ernest
Cloverport
KY
Ezell
Reginald
Eugene
Louisville
KY
Farmer
Deanna
Lynn
Louisville
KY
Fields
Larry
Christopher
Pikeville
KY
Finegan
Brian
M.
Louisville
KY
Finney
Patrick
Curtis
Paducah
KY
Fletcher
Lisa
Kay
Hopkinsville
KY
Fluharty
John
Paul
Frankfort
KY
Fogarty
Patrick
Michael
Louisville
KY
Foster
Thomas
Albert
Jr.
Liberty
KY
Frields
Amy
Nicole
Henderson
KY
Fullenwider
Steven
Eric
Lewisport
KY
Gardner
Shawn
Lamont
Louisville
KY
George
Morgan
Ramsey
Bluefield
VA
George
Rachel
Lane
Memphis
TN
Gevedon
Travis
Gerome
Charleston
SC
Gibson
Rachel
Renee
Elsmere
KY
Gibson
Kenneth
Omar
Jr. 
Madisonville
KY
Goods
JoAnne
Lexington
KY
Goodwin
Justin
Allen
Lexington
SC
Grantham
Max
Kevin
LaCenter
KY
Green
Rickey
Joe
Louisville
KY
Gregory
Terry
Manchester
KY
Haggard
Daniel
Wayne
Paris
KY
Hale
Jayson
Ryan
Mousie
KY
Hale
Wesley
Everett
Paducah
KY
Harbour
Debra
Sue
Crescent Springs
KY
Hatchell
Charles
Thomas
Louisville
KY
Heinze
Daniel
P.
Louisville
KY
Henderson
Wesley
Alan
Crestwood
KY
Henson
James
Anthony
Manchester
KY
Herrington
Brittany
Jayde
Argillite
KY
Hiser
Michael
D.
Shepherdsville
KY
Honeycutt
Billy
Joe
Park City
KY
Hoover
Christopher
Clark
Lexington
KY
Hughes
Stephanie
Ann
Union
KY
Hutchinson
Kelly
Gene
Bardwell
KY
Hutchinson
Samuel
James
Ezel
KY
Jefferson
Jennifer
Lexington
KY
Johnson
Justin
Reed
Vine Grove
KY
Jones
John
Rogers
Henderson
KY
Jones
Stephen
Alexander
Lexington
KY
Jones
Marcus
Todd
Owingsville
KY
Jones
Gerald
Kenneth
Perryville
KY
Karnes
Brandon
Wayne
Louisville
KY
Kelley
Phillip
J.
Glasgow
KY
Killebrew
Lesel
Anthony
Hopkinsville
KY
Lafferty
Regena
Ann
Georgetown
KY
Lancaster
William
Burgess
Middlesboro
KY
Lay
Aaron
Joesph
West Point
KY
Lester
Alan
Keith
Yalaha
FL
Lester
Earl
Sanders
Munfordville
KY
Letcher
Delma
Louise
Richmond
KY
Littrell
Sarah
Diane
Henderson
KY
Lochner
Marc
Kenneth
Louisville
KY
Logue
Michael
Travis
Lexington
KY
Loy
Daniel
Scott
Louisville
KY
Lykins
Brian
Christopher
Louisville
KY
Manning
Michael
T.
Verona
KY
May
Mark
Anthony
Lexington
KY
McCoy
Joanna
Dale
Wilton Manors
FL
McFarland
Daryl
Carter
Georgetown
KY
McIntyre
Connie
G.
Ewing
KY
Milby
Jordan
Wayne
Owensboro
KY
Miller
Brian
Gale
Island
KY
Moore
Earl
Marsen
III
Hindman
KY
Morgan
David
Jay
Regina
KY
Mudd
Kenneth
Lee
Louisville
KY
Naghtin
Walter
Ray
Cerulean
KY
Nash
Barbara
Mahaffey
Paris
KY
Newsome
Robert
I
Bardwell
KY
Norsworthy
Eric
Alan
Hartford
KY
Nunnelley
Janie
LaVerne
Cynthiana
KY
O'Donley
Sean
Christopher
Elizabethtown
KY
Oldham
Marci
Kay
Madisonville
KY
Outlaw
Bruce
Cameron
White Plains
KY
Paige
Charles
Steven
Hopkinsville
KY
Peebles
Linda
Gaye
Morningview
KY
Pendleton
Alexander
Chad
Russell Springs
KY
Phillips
Lawrence
Dewayne
Vine Grove
KY
Raglin
Stephanie
Arnetta
Versailles
KY
Rankin
Racynnio
Kippe
Louisville
KY
Redd
Marvin
Leroy
Paramount
CA
Reed
James
Matthew
Means
KY
Reffitt
Michael
Lynn
Morehead
KY
Richards
Curtis
Arthur
Lexington
KY
Richardson
William
Ryan
Rockville
MD
Riley
Jeffrey
L.
Lexington
KY
Robertson
Alexander
Hamilton
III
Lexington
KY
Rolley
Jamie
Lloyd
Graham
KY
Sanders
Erin
Nichole
Lebanon
KY
Sandifer
Richard
Dwayne
Frankfort
KY
Scott
Loren
Maxwell
Danville
KY
Sizemore
William
Hager
Falcon
KY
Smith
Raymond
David
Jr.
Sandy Hook
KY
Snook
Howard
Arlen
Louisville
KY
Stevens
Richard
Andrew
Radcliff
KY
Stinnett
Shelby
L.
Nicholasville
KY
Sullivan
Kristen
Kays
Crescent Springs
KY
Sullivan
Clay
Andrew
Falmouth
KY
Tackett
Brandon
James
Winchester
KY
Taylor
Roy
Arthur
August
KY
Taylor
Frank
Brannon
Frankfort
KY
Teague
Joshua
Lee
Williamsburg
KY
Texas
Stephanie
Kaye
Henderson
KY
Thacker
Trevor
Lee
Ashcamp
KY
Thurston
Patrick
William
Lexington
KY
Tipton
Stanley
Thomas
Prestonsburg
KY
Tolhurst
Timi-Michelle
LaTondress
Ekron
KY
Townsend
Darin
Keith
Dixon
KY
Travis
Terry
James
Walton
KY
Tyler
Jonathan
Zane
Jr.
Hoyt
KS
Uresti
Shirley
Ann
Winchester
KY
Vincent
William
Ervin
Louisville
KY
Watkins
Paula
Ann
Louisville
KY
Weaks
John
Michael
Farmington
KY
Webb
Chad
Eric
Pikeville
KY
Weldon
Wesley
Scott
Lexington
KY
Wellman
Timothy
Wayne
Jr.
Nicholasville
KY
Whitaker
Jason
Randall
Somerset
KY
Whitledge
Jennifer
Lynn
Owensboro
KY
Willett
Thomas
Leon
Mayfield
KY
Williams
Terry
Lee
Lebanon
KY
Williams
Donna
Michelle
Morehead
KY
Wilson
Mallie
Deronna
Hazard
KY
Wilson
Tanith
Jo
Junction City
KY
Wilson
Laura
Lowery
Somerset
KY
Withers
Steven
Cory
Covington
KY
Witt
Jennifer
Leann
Harlan
KY
Wofford
Robert
Henry
Harrodsburg
KY
Wonn
Perl
Jay
IV
Ft. Pierce
FL
Woods
Eddie
L.
Louisville
KY
Wooten
Gary
Wayne
Versailles
KY
Wright
Barrett
Alan
Bowling Green
KY
Wright
Samuel
E.
Bowling Green
KY
Wright
Brian
William
Louisville
KY
Yates
William
Thomas
Nortonville
KY
Yelverton
Bertie
Louise
Louisville
KY
York
Carl
Edward
Lancaster
KY

11 comments:

  1. This is disgusting!

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  2. Why do we have a justice system when a single individual can wipe out everything with his signature. He apparently knows better than the juries put in place who convicted these individuals. Pathetic, cowardly act by a completely ineffective governor!

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    1. Her sentence was not the result of a jury verdict.

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    2. It doesn't wipe out everything. She still has murder on her record.

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  3. #1 u have no idea exactly what the story is behind these charges. Some of these could be battered women who only out of self defense killed their husbands where their only choice was to kill or b killed. Until u have lived their life u have no room to judge them!

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  4. Her husband was asleep when she pulled the trigger. She could have walked away. She got away with murder.

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  5. Remember if that ever happens to you and how hard it would be to walk away and having to look over your shoulder constantly. I think Snodgrass should let it go. It looks like she has a personal vendetta against her. I wish she would be this outspoken about all the other cases she's tried. She was getting out early anyway.

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  6. My father was murdered when I was 12 by my step mom...... I have spent yrs battling this and I used to hate her I myself have never been a victim of physical abuse my father was abusive to her.... But I can honestly say when someone's mind is torn and emotionaly unstable they will do things they would usually never think of..... So who r we to judge... Why or what happened ....

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  7. She didn't get away with murder. She was convicted in a court of law.

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  8. No she didn't get away with anything she served time n it's still on her record. Kentucky closed their woman facilities n they have no where to house them so he is letting them out. It's all about money.

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