Gov. Nixon grants pardons to nine people
Jefferson City – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday he is granting pardons to nine people convicted of non-violent offenses.
The decision involves eight men and one woman convicted of crimes, including two who served in the military.
“The executive power to grant clemency is one I take with a great deal of consideration and seriousness,” Nixon said in a press release. “In each of the cases where I have granted a pardon, the individual has demonstrated the ability and willingness to turn his or her life around and become a contributing member of society, including two who served honorably in our nation’s military.”
The individuals were convicted for crimes such as stealing, possession of marijuana and forgery. Each person has completed their sentence and “has become a law-abiding citizen,” according to the press release.