He Voted to Free Convicted Murderer Who Killed 18-Year-Old For Heroin $$

Washington, D.C. – John Fetterman has said he ran for lieutenant governor solely to lead the Board of Pardons. He specifically called to end life sentences for second-degree murderers.

As reported by Washington Free Beacon, last year Fetterman was the only member to vote to commute the sentence of Wayne Covington. Covington was sentenced to life in prison after he shot and killed an 18-year-old for money to buy heroin and PA’s Democrat Senate candidate wanted him to walk free.

This isn’t the first time. Fetterman is often the sole Pennsylvania Board of Pardons member to vote for freeing murderers.

For example, Fetterman has supported the release of these criminals:

  • Denise Crump: She received life in prison in the late 1980s after she and an accomplice killed a 46-year-old man to “steal his television set, which was then sold for $60 to buy cocaine.”
  • Anthony Eberhardt: Also participated in a robbery-murder, which led to the shooting death of a beer distributor.

Pennsylvanians aren’t the only ones worried. Thirteen local sheriffs wrote Fetterman a letter conveying concern about his soft-on-crime policy positions and how they would add to the already rising crime rates in Pennsylvania.  

Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow: “How can Pennsylvanians feel safe under the leadership of John Fetterman if he consistently votes to release convicted murderers into their communities?! He is simply too dangerous for Pennsylvania and his record shows it. Local sheriffs are speaking up, but John Fetterman couldn’t care less about the safety of Pennsylvania communities when it runs counter to his liberal agenda.”


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