|Governor commutes life sentence for Lafayette county woman who killed her husband in 1985|
|By magnoliabannernews.com- John Mortiz|
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced his intention to commute the sentence of a Bradley woman convicted for first- degree murder 35 years ago for killing her husband.
Willie Mae Harris, now 72 has been in prison since she was sentenced to life without parole by a Lafayette County jury on Nov. 12, 1985.
According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the governor made the unexpected clemency announcement during remarks at a political luncheon Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion, where he said it is an "important role of the governor to correct unjust sentences."
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