[Vision2020] Conservatives and their self-serving lies

Gray Tree Crab aka Big Bertha gray.treecrab.aka.big.bertha at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 13:47:04 PST 2007


*Huckabee's role in rapist's parole comes under fresh scrutiny*

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Having broken into the first tier of Republican
presidential candidates, Mike Huckabee is facing fresh scrutiny over his
role in the decision to parole a convicted rapist in 1999. Huckabee, during
his first term as Arkansas governor, sent a letter to Wayne DuMond
expressing support for his parole. Huckabee on Sunday confirmed to CNN that
he had sent the letter.

DuMond was serving a life sentence for raping a 17-year-old girl. The
Arkansas parole board had the final say on DuMond's parole. Less than a year
after his release from prison in 1999, DuMond was accused of raping and
murdering a woman in Kansas City, Missouri, a crime he was eventually
convicted of in 2003. He died in prison in 2005.

Huckabee has repeatedly said he wished he had had more information about
DuMond before supporting his release and recently told CNN there was no
indication DuMond remained a threat. He has said it was actions by two
previous Arkansas governors -- Jim Guy Tucker and Bill Clinton -- that made
DuMond eligible for parole.

* But new documents posted on the Web site The Huffington Post indicate
Huckabee had received letters from several victims of DuMond's before his
release. The letters detailed DuMond's past actions and pleaded that he
remain incarcerated.* (Posted 4:08 p.m.)

Gray Tree Crab aka "Big Bertha"
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