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Man pardoned by former Governor Matt Bevin faces assault charges

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky man pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin, who said the man will do “great things with his life,” is facing assault and strangulation charges. The Kentucky Enquirer reports 20-year-old Johiem Bandy, of Covington, is charged with strangulation, assault and second-degree criminal mischief for incidents that happened in March and April, according to court documents.
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Covington man facing felony charges following pardon from Matt Bevin, court records show

A Covington man pardoned by former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in 2019 is once again facing felony charges in Kenton County, court records show. Johiem Bandy, 20, is charged with second-degree strangulation and fourth-degree assault and second-degree criminal mischief in connection with incidents that happened in March and April, according to documents filed in Kenton County District Court. ...
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Child rapist pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin withdraws request to clear record

KENTON COUNTY, Ky. — A child rapist from northern Kentucky who was pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin has withdrawn his request to expunge those crimes from his record. Micah Schoettle was sentenced to 23 years in prison after being convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. He served 19 months before Bevin pardoned him in 2019, just before leaving office.
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Pardoned by Gov. Matt Bevin and reconvicted, Patrick Baker seeks to limit murder sentence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Patrick Baker, who was pardoned by Gov. Matt Bevin for a homicide but convicted in August of murder in federal court, wants his conviction dismissed or or federal sentence capped at 19 years — the punishment he got in state court.  Baker faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 21 for murdering a drug dealer during a robbery.  ...
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Man Convicted Of Murder After Ex-Governor Matt Bevin Pardoned Him Of Same Crime

A man pardoned by Kentucky’s former governor for a 2014 drug robbery killing has been convicted for the same slaying in federal court after a two-week trial. Federal prosecutors brought charges against Patrick Baker after he was released from prison when former Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned him on his way out of office in 2019. Baker’s family had political connections to Bevin, including hosting a fundraiser for the one-term governor.
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Man pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin found guilty in federal murder case

LONDON, Ky. — A jury has found a man once pardoned by former Gov. Matt Bevin guilty in a federal murder case,WKYT reports. Patrick Baker was accused, now convicted, of killing Donald Mills during a drug crime in May 2014 in Knox County. He was tried and convicted in 2017 and sentenced to 19 years in jail, but was pardoned by Bevin on his way out of office in 2019.
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