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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Another Mike Huckabee clemency beneficiary heads to prison again

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 7:21 AM

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, already burdened with two high-profile cases of murders by people he'd helped free from Arkansas prison, had another one added to his rap sheet yesterday.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported this morning that Wayde Earl Stewart, 58, of North Little Rock, had received a 20-year sentence for bank robbery, his third conviction since receiving clemency from Huckabee on a murder charge in 2004.

At least Stewart didn't kill anyone. Wayne Dumond, the Forrest City rapist whom Huckabee worked hard to free, killed one woman and was suspected of killing another in Missouri. Maurice Clemmons, made parole eligible by Huckabee, killed four policemen in Washington state. Huckabee's clemency record was also marked by other recidivists and special dealing for political allies.

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