Phony Pardon

Forty-eight-year-old Charles Henderson was convicted of murder in 1998 and sentenced to life without parole under Alabama’s habitual offender act.

However, last year, Henderson claimed all of his previous convictions had been pardoned making him eligible for parole.

During a hearing yesterday, a state parole officer testified, Henderson’s pardon certificate contains a number of errors including the alleged signature of a man who died years ago.

District Attorney Doug Valeska said the document is fake.

Judge Lawson Little called the hearing a waste of time and tax dollars. He says he'll try to revoke any privileges Henderson has in prison. Valeska says he'll try to indict Henderson for perjury.


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