JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican House member says he and some other lawmakers plan to ask Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to pardon a Kansas City man who has spent more than 40 years in prison for a triple murder that prosecutors now say he didn’t commit.

Rep. Andrew McDaniel of Deering, who leads the Missouri House committee that oversees the state's prison system, said he plans to send a letter to Parson seeking a pardon for Kevin Strickland.

McDaniel says three other Republican and five Democratic lawmakers plan to sign the letter.

Strickland has been in prison since being convicted of a triple murder in 1978.

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