Before officially resigning the office of governor at 5:00, Eric Greitens signed 77 bills into law and issued 5 pardons and commuted 4 prison sentences today. [Friday]
Topics among the bills included provisions for a pilot program for industrial hemp, a law that requires children under the age of 18 to be prosecuted for most criminal offenses in juvenile court unless the child is certified as an adult, and established a grant program for the installation of broadband internet service.
Greitens commuted the sentence to time served for Rodney Lincoln, a man wrongly convicted of capital murder, and Alvis Williams, a man sentenced to 80 years for stealing a walkman, a VCR and a few other electronics.
Jessie McKim was wrongfully convicted of murder 2 decades ago. Evidence has proven he is not guilty. Lastly, Verdia Miller has served 35 years for a murder she did not commit or participate in. She is now 75 years old.