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Arkansas Gov. Beebe to pardon son but rethinks pardoning family friend
Arkansas Gov. Beebe to pardon son but rethinks pardoning family friend

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he will pardon his son, Kyle, in connection with a felony drug conviction from more than a decade ago. Also on Wednesday, he backpedaled on his intention to pardon another man with personal ties to him. The Arkansas Parole Board recommended the pardon of Kyle Beebe, now 34, last month. He was in convicted in 2003 for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and sentenced to three years' probation. According to parole board documents, police found two ounces of marijuana in Beebe’s home. He completed his probation in 2006, and, his father said Wednesday, has learned from his mistake. “He’s grown up a lot,” the...

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