November 27, 2000 |
President Clinton will review pending requests for executive clemency before he leaves office in January, including that of Leonard Peltier, a Native American leader convicted of murdering two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, the White House said Sunday. "The president will focus on as many clemency cases as he can before he leaves office, and the Peltier case will be one of them," said White House spokesman Daniel Cruise.
June 23, 1991 |
A Danville man was awaiting extradition to South Dakota after allegedly confessing he had murdered his wife 26 years ago. "In South Dakota, I murdered my wife. I shot her with a pistol," Fairfield police quoted the suspect as saying to his stepdaughter. Police arrested Dennis D. Blanchfield, 48, on Thursday after listening to the confession from the next room in the Fairfield house of his stepdaughter, whom they said had alerted authorities.