NEWS STORY: Missouri governor, in bow to papal plea, spares killer’s life

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c. 1999 Religion News Service ST. LOUIS _ Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan agreed Thursday (Jan. 28) to a request from Pope John Paul II to commute the death sentence of a three-time murderer whose scheduled execution had been moved so as not to coincide with the pontiff’s visit here this week. Carnahan acted one day […]

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