Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:43 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Clemency recommended in 1990 Paragould death

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 8, 2014 at 11:09 a.m.

PARAGOULD — The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending clemency for a man convicted of first-degree murder, saying he's served enough time "for a crime he possibly did not commit."

The board announced Monday that it was recommending clemency for Denver Mitchell, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1990 beating death of Willard Williamson in Paragould.

Jonesboro television station KAIT reported that a parole board worksheet said the case should be fully investigated because it "may be the wrong person is incarcerated due to evidence in the file."

Mitchell admitted beating Williamson but said he did not kill the man. Mitchell said a teenager later confessed to the slaying.

The board's recommendation is open to public comment before going to Gov. Mike Beebe for his consideration.

Comments on: Clemency recommended in 1990 Paragould death

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Sales clerk v

    McLane want to go higher? we want to hire. McLane, a $44 bil...
    BENTONVILLE, AR

  • News editor

    Sync Weekly, an edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Sy...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Rn supervisor

    rn supervisor 3-11: Skilled nursing facility in search of 3...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sp. operations mgr

    golf coursespecialty operations managerdeGray Lake Resort St...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Cna's

    ashley health and rehabilitation is accepting applications f...
    ROGERS, AR

Search 887 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online