Lawyer: Sisters disappointed they weren't pardoned - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lawyer: Sisters disappointed they weren't pardoned

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An attorney says two women released from a Mississippi prison last year on condition that one donate a kidney to the other were disappointed they weren't among about 200 people receiving full pardons from Haley Barbour in his final days as governor.

Chokwe Lumumba, who represents Gladys and Jamie Scott, said Wednesday that he will push new Gov. Phil Bryant to pardon the sisters. Barbour and Bryant are Republicans.

The women served 16 years for an armed robbery conviction. Barbour released them in January 2011 on condition that Gladys would donate a kidney to Jamie.

The sisters now live in Florida, and physicians have told them the surgery can't be done until they lose weight.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly