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Colyer commutes woman's sentence, pardons 2 others


January 13, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Outgoing Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has granted two pardons and commuted the sentence of an Emporia war veteran.

WIBW reports Colyer on Friday reduced the sentence of Regina Carter to about 3½ years. She was sentenced in 2016 to eight years in prison for drug possession with intent to deliver. Colyer noted Carter's original sentence was longer than many others given to first-time offenders. He also noted Carter suffered PTSD after serving in Iraq and received an honorable discharge from the Army.

Colyer also granted pardons to Chris Rickerson and Wandalen Thomas for felo...

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