10/04/2013 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Connecticut – A Connecticut woman is seeking to be released from prison after serving 27 years for the killing of an expectant mother. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a rare clemency hearing is set for next week in the case of Bonnie Jean Foreshaw, who was convicted of premeditated murder in the 1986 killing of Joyce Amos.
Foreshaw was initially denied a request for a clemency hearing, but the ruling was changed after the state Board of Pardons and Paroles learned of a public defender’s memo that questioned whether she had received a fair trial. The hearing is stated to be one of only two that have been granted in the last decade by the board.
Foreshaw, 66, who was sentenced to 45 years, is set to be released with credit for good behavior in August of 2017; however, her attorney is pushing for her to be released immediately.
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