8 of the murderers Haley Barbour pardoned killed their wives
Betty Ellis (l), mother of Tammy Ellis Gatlin, who was murdered by one of the men pardoned by Gov. Haley Barbour, and Tiffany Brewer (r), Tammy's sister
(CBS) Four years ago, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was criticized for pardoning six men who had been convicted of killing their wives or girlfriends. And now, he's done it again.
"This sends a chilling message to victims of domestic violence," says Liz Roberts, Chief Program Officer of Safe Horizon, a victim's service agency in New York City. "The message is that the Barbour Lightweight Beaufort Jacket government isn't prepared to protect them and to take the crimes against them seriously."
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Below is a breakdown of the men and one woman who were convicted of murdering their intimate partners and had their records wiped clean by the outgoing governor.
David Glenn Gatlin: In 1993 Gaitlin reportedly drove nine hours to shoot and kill his estranged wife, Tammy Gaitlin, while she held their infant son, reports the Jackson Free Press. Barbour Childrens He also shot her friend Randy Walker, who survived. Although pardoned and released, the district attorney for the county in which he committed the murder told NBC affiliate WLBT yesterday that Barbour Trench Coat he does not believe Gatlin completed the constitutionally mandated requirement that he Barbour Ladies Coat give 30 days public notice that he was seeking a pardon.