Arkansas Governor To Pardon Son On Drug Charges
By Ed Payne | CNN
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon his son for a felony drug charge from more than a decade ago.
"It will probably be in the next few weeks," said Matt DeCample, a spokesman for the Democratic governor.
"For any pardons the governor does, the person has to have finished all terms of their sentence ... and then had a period of time where they've shown they have straightened their lives out."
Kyle Beebe, who is now 34, was convicted in 2003 of possession of a controlled substance -- marijuana. He was fined and sentenced to three years supervised probation, according to CNN affiliate KATV.
"Mr. Governor, I am asking for a second chance at life. I am asking for a second chance to be the man that I know that I can be," Kyle Beebe said.
"At the time of my arrest I was living in a fantasy world, not reality. I was young and dumb. At that time in my life I felt like I was missing something and I tried to fill that emptiness by selling drugs."
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