Granholm Commutes Killer's Sentence

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov Jennifer Granholm has commuted the sentence of a convicted killer who is serving life in prison for first-degree murder.
Granholm spokeswoman Katie Carey says Wednesday the governor followed the recommendation of the Michigan parole board and agreed to release 43-year-old Matthew Makowski.
Prisons spokesman Russ Marlan did not immediately have details on the board's recent recommendation. The Corrections Department website says Makowski was involving in a killing in Wayne County in 1988.
Marlan says Makowski will remain in custody for several weeks until his parole and other matters are finalized.


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  • by charlotte Location: charlotte on Dec 23, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    what the hell is she thinking . if something happens to me or my family jenny you will be sued what kind of state are we living in oh dear lord help us this is not funny .why just tell me why are you doing this ppl lock your doors and windows
  • by Jennifer Location: Lansing on Dec 23, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    Oh please people! You act like this is something new. MI governors have been granting clemency for decades. You can go back to Romney(R), Milliken(R), Blanchard(D), and Engler(R)--note 3/4 are Republicans--and see that they used clemency and not just on soft criminals but murderers too. Granholm did nothing out of the ordinary. This isn't a Democrat thing, or a republican thing, its a Governor thing. So if you complain about this Governors granting clemency, I expect outrage to extend back to the 4 Governors before her that granted it as well!
  • by Jesse Location: Greene on Dec 23, 2010 at 06:49 AM
    Doug... what???
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2010 at 05:40 AM
    Hope he moves next door to her
  • by Ready for a new beginning Location: @ Home on Dec 22, 2010 at 11:42 PM
    So let me get this straight first Jenny the Demmy killed our great state and is now letting murders go free!! I'm not shocked she did this..
  • by Dan Location: Jackson on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:24 PM
    Hope he moves next door to her and see how she likes it living with someone like that in her neighborhood.
  • by jim Location: michigan on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:13 PM
    yeh its not bad enough the drug dealers get out way too early on ther sentence but now the gov is allowing killers back out what kind of screwed up system are we allowing ,this is a joke and thank god she is all done, but thanks for letting a killer out maybe he will come after you when he cant find a job or handle the out side how stupid this really is
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2010 at 05:17 PM
    Jenny wants to close down those prison in one way or another.
  • by Doug Location: Grand Ledge on Dec 22, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    NO !!! He will remain again if he release , dont get a wrong
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