Sunday, July 29, 2012

Many victims unaware when convicted offenders apply for pardons (video, documents)

PLAINVILLE - LaResse Harvey, looks over documents related to her pardon request for a 1993 manslaughter conviction. MELANIE STENGEL/REGISTER

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
The woman who fatally stabbed East Hartford resident Jean Hill’s daughter stood inside a courtroom recently asking for a pardon.
But Hill wasn’t there. No one had told her LaResse Harvey, who was convicted of manslaughter and served prison time for stabbing Tammy Hill in 1993, was seeking a full pardon, which would have erased her criminal record.

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