Clemency sought for 10 women convicted of murder

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - An advocacy group says 10 Michigan women convicted of murder deserve to be freed from prison because they were subjected to domestic violence and didn't get fair trials.

The Michigan Women's Justice and Clemency Project is filing petitions for clemency with Gov. Rick Snyder for the women, who were convicted of first- or second-degree murder and have been behind bars for years.

Project director Carol Jacobsen tells the Detroit Free Press that the women are "not a threat to anybody."

Snyder spokesman David Murray tells The Associated Press "it would be inappropriate for the governor's office to comment" because the cases are before the Parole Board, which advises the governor what to do.

One is that of Nancy Seaman, a Detroit-area teacher who hacked her husband to death in 2004.

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