Governor Branstad denies ten applications for commutation Print
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Monday, 10 June 2013 14:51

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad denied seven following application for commutation today:

Leonard Gregory, age 52, committed his crime on January 8, 1981, in Jackson County.  He is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

Bryan Jasa, age 42, committed his crime on September 21, 1996, in Woodbury County.  He is currently serving a fifty-five year sentence for attempted murder, first-degree robbery, assault while participating in a felony, willful injury, and going armed with intent.

Robert Kern, age 67, committed his crime on April 14, 1979, in Cedar County.  He is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.

Michael Lang, age 60, committed his crime on May 9, 1988, in Woodbury County.  He is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree kidnapping.

Fortunato Lira, Jr., age 35, committed his crime on January 14, 1997, in Scott County.   He is currently serving a sixty-five year sentence for first-degree robbery (85%), voluntary manslaughter, willful injury, felon in possession of a firearm, terrorism with intent to injure, and assault while participating in a felony.

Ricardo McGlothin, age 42, committed his crime on May 14, 2002, in Davis County.  He is currently serving a fifty year sentence for Murder – 2nd degree (85%).

Paul Quigley, age 30, committed his crime for over a year beginning in May 2000, in Muscatine County.   He is currently serving a twenty-give year sentence for sexual abuse – 2nd degree (85%).

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