Monday, November 30, 2009

Wonderful: Huckabee Pardoned Suspected Washington Cop Killer

Last week Mike Huckabee hinted he probably won't be running for President in 2012. Well, he can permanently shelve any further political aspirations.
The man whom police are seeking as a "person of interest" in the slaying of four police officers was released from an Arkansas prison nine years ago after a controversial decision by then-Gov. Mike Huckabee to commute his sentence.

Maurice Clemmons, 37, was identified late Sunday by the Pierce County Sheriff's Office as a man sought for questioning . Clemmons has pending charges in Pierce County Superior Court for second-degree child rape and third-degree assault for an attack on a police officer. He was released from custody in those cases after posting a $150,000 bond, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

Long before coming to Washington, Clemmons was serving a 35-year prison term in Arkansas for armed robbery but his sentence was commuted by then-Gov. Huckabee, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in his 2008 presidential bid, according to the Arkansas Times Web site.
According to this report the suspect may now be dead. Best news I've read all morning.

Huckabee's second Willie Horton? Sure seems like it.

Update: The suspect was not in the house police searched and it's feared he could be somewhere around the University of Washington in Seattle.

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