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Lifer Cases Granted Public Hearings  (1997 to Present)

 

Governor Ridge Administration:

  • May 1998, Vincent Johnson, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 2-3.

 

  • May 1999, Charles Goldblum, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 0-4.

 

  • December 2000, Cyd Berger, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 0-5.

 

Governor Schweiker Administration:

  • March 7, 2002, Phyllis Krout, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-2.

 

  • December 19, 2002, Ricki Pinkins, Recommended, Vote 5-0, Signed by Gov. Schweiker on January 9, 2003.

 

Governor Rendell Administration:

  • April 11, 2003 Michael Anderson, Recommended, Vote 4-0, Signed by Gov. Rendell on February 8, 2007.

 

  • March 4, 2004 Phoebe Tomasek, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 0-4 (Psychologist Vacant).

 

  • April 1, 2004 George Orlowski, Recommended, Vote 4-0, Signed by Gov. Rendell on June 2, 2009 (Psychologist Vacant).

 

  • June 3, 2004 Phyllis Krout, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-1 (Psychologist Vacant).

 

  • December 16, 2004 Jackie Lee Thompson, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 4-1, (Reconsideration Granted February 3, 2005), April 7, 2005, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 4-1.

 

  • May 5, 2005 Keith O. Smith, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 4-1.

 

  • December 15, 2005, Tyrone Werts, Granted a Public Hearing, Held Under Advisement, Vote 4-0 (Motion made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Dr. Walsh) Hearing scheduled for September 3, 2009 was Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by Dr. Walsh, seconded by Ms. Williams), December 14, 2010 Recommended, Vote 4-0 (AG Absent), Signed by Gov. Rendell on December 30, 2010.

 

  • September 3, 2009 William Fultz, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by Dr. Walsh, seconded by Ms. Williams), December 14, 2010 Recommended, Vote 4-0 (AG Absent), Signed by Gov. Rendell on December 30, 2010.

 

  • June 2, 2010 Keith O. Smith, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by General Corbett, seconded by Ms. Williams), December 14, 2010 Recommended, Vote 4-0 (AG Absent), Signed by Gov. Rendell on December 30, 2010.

 

  • June 3, 2010 Freddy Butler, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by General Corbett, seconded by Lt. Governor Scarnati), Denied by Board on December 14, 2010, Vote 0-4 (AG Absent).

 

  • November 17, 2011 William Smith, Denied a Public Hearing, Vote 2-2. Reconsideration of Merit Review Granted December 15, 2011 (Motion made by Dr. Walsh, seconded by Mr. Gubernick), Vote 3-2. Application Denied, Vote 3-1.

 

Governor Corbett Administration:

  • November 7, 2013, Lois Farquharson, Granted a Public Hearing, Vote 3-2.  Held Under Advisement, Reconsideration of Merit Review Denied March 13, 2014.

 

Governor Wolf Administration:

  • September 25, 2015 Thurmond R. Berry, Recommended, Vote 5-0, Signed by Gov. Wolf on December 3, 2015.

 

  • September 25, 2015 Richard Moore, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by Dr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Gubernick).  Recommended, Vote 3-0.  Juvenile Lifer released on parole prior to Recommendation being acted on.

 

  • January 22, 2016 Daniel Peters, Recommended, Vote 4-0, Signed by Gov. Wolf on May 24, 2016.

 

  • September 16, 2016 Raymond Jordan, Recommended, Vote 5-0, Signed by Gov. Wolf on December 20, 2018.

 

  • December 16, 2016 Richard Pacell, Withdrawn.

 

  • September 15, 2017, Tina Brosius, Recommended, Vote 5-0, Signed by Gov. Wolf on December 20, 2018.

 

  • November 9, 2017, Richard Marra, Denied a Public Hearing, Vote 1-4.  Reconsideration of Merit Review Granted December 14, 2017 (Motion made by Lt. Governor Stack, seconded by Ms. Grayson), Vote 3-1 (Corrections Expert Vacant).  Held Under Advisement March 9, 2018.  Denied by Board on June 27, 2018, Vote 2-3. Reconsideration denied December 19, 2018, Vote 0-5. (Motion made by Lt. Governor Stack, no one seconded it.)

 

  • November 9, 2017, William Smith, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-1 (Corrections Expert Vacant).  Reconsideration Held Under Advisement March 8, 2018 (Motion made by Dr. Williams, seconded by Ms. Grayson), Vote 4-0 (Mr. Gubernick Abstained).  Reconsideration Granted May 10, 2018, Vote 5-0. (Motion made by Lt. Governor Stack, seconded by Ms. Grayson.)  Recommended, Vote 5-0, Signed by Gov. Wolf on March 6, 2019.

 

  • June 28, 2018, Craig Datesman, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-2.

 

  • June 28, 2018, Robert Swartworth, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-2.

 

  • December 2017, Edward Printup, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-1 (Corrections Expert Vacant).  Reconsideration Held Under Advisement March 8, 2018. (Motion made by Dr. Williams, seconded by Ms. Grayson), Vote 4-0 (Mr. Gubernick Abstained).  Denied by Board on September 21, 2018, Vote 3-2.

 

  • September 21, 2018, Charles Haas, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 0-5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* All information generated by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, as of 8/15/2019.

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