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Miss. Gov. Barbour pardons 4 killers

Associated Press

(AP) - Outgoing Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has pardoned four convicted murderers who worked as inmate trusties at the Governor's Mansion.

Relatives of 3 of the victims told The Associated Press that corrections officials notified them Saturday.

Barbour's office hasn't responded to numerous messages. Barbour, a Republican, leaves office on Tuesday.

Copies of the pardons filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State's office were released Monday. They show how Barbour pardoned five men, the convicted killers and a man serving life for robbery.

State records show the pardoned inmates are David Gatlin, convicted of killing his estranged wife in 1993; Joseph Ozment, convicted in 1994 of killing a man during a robbery; Anthony McCray, convicted in 2001 of killing his wife; Charles Hooker, sentenced to life in 1992 for murder; and Nathan Kern, sentenced to life in 1982 for burglary after serving at least two prior convictions.

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