A Kentucky state senator says he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment to reform the governor's pardoning power. The move comes after former Governor Matt Bevin issued hundreds of pardons, many for people convicted of heinous crimes.
Governor Matt Bevin issued more than 400 pardons and commutations before leaving office on Monday. Among the beneficiaries was a man convicted of beheading a woman and stuffing her body in a barrel and a man convicted of child rape. In another case, Bevin pardoned a convicted murderer whose family held a fundraiser for him.