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Terrence Gardner


Years Imprisoned:

10

Charge:

Murder

Sentence:

24 years

Year Convicted:

1993

Year Cleared:

2003

Location of Trial:

Washington

Result:

Pardoned

Summary of Case:

Wrongly convicted of felony murder for the March 5, 1992 stabbing death of person in Bellingham, Washington during a robbery. Washington Gov. Locke granted Gardner Executive Clemency in July 2003 after he had been imprisoned for over 10 years. Gardner exhibited exemplary conduct while imprisoned, and is a Navy veteran with no prior convictions who never wavered from maintaining he did not commit the killing.

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Age When Imprisoned:

25

Age When Released:

35

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Locke frees imprisoned killer early, AP, Olympia, WA, July 22, 2003

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http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=clemency22m&date=20030722&query=locke+clemency

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