Maine man seeks commutation of 60-year sentence
PORTLAND , Maine (AP) — A Maine man serving a 60-year prison sentence for drowning his grandfather in a bathtub in 1986 plans to ask the governor to commute his sentence.
The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/14TfcBe ) reports that Jeffrey Libby of Winslow has a hearing July 24 before the Governor’s Board on Executive Clemency.
Following the hearing, the board meets privately to discuss the case. The board then makes its recommendations to the governor, who has sole responsibility for granting or denying the request.
The 49-year-old Libby was found guilty of drowning Percy Libby.
His previous request for a commutation in 2010 was dismissed. At that time, he claimed the sentencing judge hadn’t taken into account that he had been molested by a Catholic priest as a teenager, which affected his judgment.
Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/