Bevin pardons include man whose brother held fundraiser


(AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued a slew of pardons on his way out of office. Bevin has granted relief to a convicted killer whose brother raised money for him and another man who was convicted of a grisly murder in eastern Kentucky.

Bevin issued more than 400 pardons since election day. Among them was Delmar Partin, who was convicted of murdering his former lover at a chemical plant in Barbourville in 1993. Partin was serving a life sentence in prison, but defense attorneys argued at his trial that there was no physical evidence linking him to the death.