On the way out of office, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons, a number to violent criminals. “Bevin pardoned a man who was sentenced last year to 23 years in prison for raping a 9-year-old child, as well as a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for murder after giving birth in a flea market outhouse in 2003 and discarding the newborn. Bevin also released a man who had been in jail since 2003 for killing his parents and leaving their bodies in a basement when he was 16 years old, a man who hired a hit man to kill his business partner in 1991, and a man who had been on death row for a triple murder in 1983.”

+ Lexington Herald Leader: Bevin pardons a KY man convicted of beheading a woman and stuffing her in a barrel.