Obama issues pardons, commutations in Missouri-related cases

     (AP) – Six federal inmates serving time in Missouri-related

drug cases are getting their sentences shortened by President Barack Obama, and

three others got pardons.

     The commutations were among 153 announced Monday by the White House, along

with 78 pardons. That’s the largest number of individual clemencies in a single

day by any president.

     Obama issued pardons to Bob Edward Bone of St. Louis and Larry Wayne Childress

of Williamsville in methamphetamine conspiracy cases, and Emmanuel Gabriel

Leeper of Plano, Texas, for a marijuana-possession conviction.

     Commutations went to Tammie Twyone Francis of Lee’s Summit, Steven P. James of

St. Louis, Lamont Pollard of St. Louis, Kenneth Demon Terry of Ballwin, Vincent

Lee Twiggs II of Cape Girardeau, and Derwayne Williams of Independence. All are

serving time for cocaine-related offenses.


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